"Anyone can have one kid. But going from one kid to two is like going from owning a dog to running a zoo." - P. J. O'Rourke

Monday, January 14, 2008

Planning Ahead

Tonight our family watch The Nativity Story movie (I know Christmas was a month ago, but if Ethiopians can celebrate it in January so can we). Anyway, there are a couple scenes of women giving birth (not graphic). So, as I am getting Emily into bed tonight the following conversation ensues...

Emily: "Mom, does it hurt to give birth?"
Mom: "Yes, Emily, it hurts."
Emily: "A lot?"
Mom: "Yes, it hurts a lot."

Long pause...

Mom: (trying to make it sound better than it is) "But it is over relatively quickly and you forget about it really fast...and they have drugs now that you can take so you don't feel anything."

Emily: "Do the doctors decide if you can take those drugs?"
Mom: "No, you get to decide."
Emily: (firmly) "I'm going to get some of those!"

It's nice to know that she is planning ahead :)

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