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You want the sleeve sewn on your sweater, dinner made, or a boo-boo kissed? Mom's your gal.
Recently, Sweet Pea learned some anatomy in preschool -- Not the difference between boys and girls, as I first feared -- She learned about her heart and brain and stomach and the "things that hold your blood in. The vines." Uh, veins? "Yeah, veins." She also knows her brain is the size of her two fists put together, and that her heart is the size of one of her fists.
On the way to school one day, she was chattering away -- she's very good at that. I'm ashamed to say my mind was elsewhere and I was only listening with half an ear when she asked "Mommy, what does the inside of your stomach look like?" Huh? "Well..." I wasn't sure how to answer that, and my brain couldn't work fast enough for formulate a correct answer.
That's when I was struck with an idea. A diabolical idea, but a good one. One that would answer the question sufficiently (for now) and provide a true to life answer later.
I smiled and said "You know, honey, I'm not really sure. You could ask Daddy, though. I'm sure he could find a picture of the inside of a stomach for you on the internet later." (Days earlier, he'd found a picture of a blue-footed boobie on the internet to prove to Sweet Pea such a thing existed)
Later that night, she asked Hubby about it "Daddy, can you show me what the inside of a stomach looks like on the innerknot?" "Sure, I can do that", he said. I just chuckled to myself.
Sweet Pea brought it up again the other night as I as making dinner (in the rather loud and raucous kitchen where the kids were
When they came up for dinner, Sweet Pea was happy that she now knew what the inside of a stomach looked like, as well as what her brain looked like. Hubby was pleased that he was able to teach her those bits of knowledge, and I was pleased that I didn't have to answer the question.
Daddy has the answers. Mommy knows how to go about getting them.