Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Boys and Girls

Its no secret that I've been in denial for much of my pregnancy. Denial about managing a life with four kids, logistically, financially, emotionally.... Denial about gaining 50 pounds again and having to work it off for years to come....Denial about this huge barrier keeping me from snuggling up to my husband like I've become accostomed to over the last 6 years. But most of all denial about what in tarnation to do with a son????? I have three girls, they are all I know. But here's my epiphone of the day/week. I have about 80 days until this little guy gets here. He's gonna need more than the two pajamas and blanket I have for him. I need to get shopping. I'm getting really excited to have another tiny baby to love up and hold. He's coming, and coming soon, really soon. 80 days is nothing when you've got holidays inbetween and Addison's second birthday. But here is the kicker-------

In my severe modesty, I have yet to teach my little girls about boys and ((((penises)))). I know, I know, they are 5 1/2 and 4. Izzy and Layla should know by now. Because when that baby gets here there are a few things I know they are bound to notice. Its my fault, I should have explained earlier about girl bodies and boy bodies. Its just that they have never been very inquisitive about their bodies and I let it go. They just recently asked about why I wear a bra, and when they will have "bumps". See....told ya I was in denial..... Needless to say I will be making a trip to the library to find an age appropriate book on little bodies.


  1. Aww, all those fun things we get to teach our kids! Hehe, I never thought about the "oh yeah, that's a penis" conversation with older sisters. I'm sure you'll find a fantastic and appropriate way to explain everything to them ;-)

    PS - what's your address? Feel free to email it to me (faithfloats247 {at} gmail {dot} com)

  2. You really don't have to go get a book to teach them, silly! Just wait to see if it happens & when. It's really not that big of a deal you just tell them God gives boys different bodies than girls so you can tell them apart when the babies come out bald! :) Seriously, it's not that complicated...you can handle it when it comes up. They don't need the info before then.