After typing this title, I have to kind of chuckle ... because, really, it's a valid question in regards to my much-neglected blog ... but I will save all of that for another time.
Right now, I need to hear from you ... so I am dusting off ...
Two times in the past week, Natalie has asked me, "Where was I?" And both times, I struggled to answer this question. Both conversations went something like this ...
"Mommy, when did you and daddy get married?"
"Oh, that was a long time ago, honey. Twelve years ago."
"How old was I when you got married? Was I a little baby?"
"You weren't even born yet, Natalie."
Big - long- pause - thoughtful expression ...
"Well, where was I, mommy?"
Big - long-pause-totally, fa-reakin' stumped expression ...
"Ummm, well, ... "
"Was I in your belly when you got married?"
"No, honey, you weren't growing in my belly yet. I guess you were growing in my heart."
This sparked a string of giggles, and then this response, "Mommy, you silly! Babies no grow in hearts. Babies grow in bellies!"
HOW do I answer that question?
Where was I (before I was born, before I was growing in your belly)?
1 day ago