THE WORDS YOU NEVER EXPECT TO HEAR FROM YOUR 7-YEAR-OLD …
“I think I might be pregnant,” the 7-year old said.
“Wow,” I said, very surprised. “And what makes you say that?”
“Well-l-l-l,” he said rather slowly. (That’s right, he said.) “My mom is pregnant and she says she’s always craving pickles and I love pickles, so-o-o-o … maybe I’m pregnant too.” He was very serious about it and began rubbing his belly. Then he added, with a smile as endearing as his faulty logic, “But I don’t think I’m very pregnant. Maybe just a little.”
I decided to let his mom or dad explain the difference between pickles and pregnancy.