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30 January 2018

Pregnancy vs. Children

Obviously Angel and I don't have kids of our own running around as of yet...but I spend a good chunk of my time with children, and I'm now under the impression that kids are rather hilarious in their response to pregnancy. Here are a few examples from the past few months:


6-year-old: "Can I listen to your belly?"
Me: "No!"
6-year-old: "But I want to hear what the baby is saying!"
Me: "The baby can't talk yet."
6-year-old: "Are you serious? He can't even talk?!!"

{I'm about to get down to pick up a piece of paper off the floor}
4-year-old: "Don't crush your baby! I will pick it up for you."

4-year-old: "When is the baby coming out?"
Me: "Not for a long time, he's still too small."
4-year-old: "How small is the baby?"
(followed up with daily requests to know how small the baby is each day)

6-year-old: "I'm going to ask my mommy for a baby sister."
Me: "That's a great idea. Tell me what she says."

6-year-old: "Mommy kept some of my little brother's baby clothes. Maybe your baby can wear them. What size clothes does he wear right now?"
Me: "Right now? Right now, the baby is naked. He doesn't wear clothes."
6-year-old: *shocked expression*

*I'm eating Twizzlers*
4-year-old: "Why are you eating candy?"
Me: "Because the baby is hungry."
4-year-old: "How do you know the baby is hungry?"
Me: "Because I'm his mom, I always know when he's hungry."
4-year-old: "But how do you hear him ask for food?"

Daily repeated statements/questions:
"How's the baby going today?"
"The baby is a boy? But I thought he was a girl. Why isn't he a girl? Girls are so nice! And so cute!"
"Is he bigger yet? Can I see his face?"

13 comments :

  1. Haha these are too cute! I can just hear a little kid asking "Are you serious? He can't even talk?!" :)

    I had a student last year whose mom had a baby a few months before I did and every day the girl would come in and say "My mom's baby is the size of *whatever fruit/vegetable* today. What's yours?"

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  2. Hahahahahaha! Kids really do say the darnedest thing : )

    Suzanne

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  3. I think I overused the "the baby is hungry" excuse during my last pregnancy and the kids caught on. Sometimes I just wanted a treat.

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  4. I love love love kiddos and pregnancy haha Spencer always poked "the baby" so he'd know that there was somebody waiting for him. And now he's been asking us for a new baby brother because Porter is boring haha you look beautiful, Rachel!

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  5. Haha my three-year-old asks when the baby is coming out every day, too! She wants to know if she can say hi to her too all the time.

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  6. Those comments are so adorable and funny! Its so great how kids think in such literal terms. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Haha these comments are so cute! Kids do say the darndest things!

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  8. These are so sweet! It's SO FUNNY to hear comments from kids. I remember my nieces and nephews being curious when another sibling was pregnant, especially as they got to that cute/funny 5-7 year phase!

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  9. These are hilarious! I think I remember the first one from one of your insta posts. I must've said some pretty silly things when my mom was pregnant with my younger brother too. The only think I remember is that I was so fascinated when it moved or kicked and I could see it through my mom's stomach.

    It must be crazy that the baby is coming so soon! Sending you the very best for the final weeks!

    imperfect idealist

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  10. That is too funny!!!! Kids say the dardnest things!!!

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  11. I loved, "That's a great idea. Tell me what she says." haha!

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  12. Oh my gosh I love these!! Too cute!

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