This morning faith goes through her new born pictures on my labtop. She sees pictures of me with a big stumach, She ask “why was your tummy big here”?
Me: I was carrying you
Faith: I was inside? (She looks shocked and starts laughing with excitement), how did I get in and how did I come out?
Me: (I pause, to think of a better explanation for a 5 year old. Am struggling to come up with something, I never thought she will want to know so much)
Faith: tell me, tell me, I want to know.
Me: Mummy and daddy prayed to God for you, we asked God to bless us with a baby girl. God made you and magically put you in mummy’s stomach. When you were ready I went to the hospital and you magically came out. (I am so lucky she knows and understand magic from her cartoons)
Faith: wow, really mummy! So am I the way you told God to make me?
Me: yes you are, you have mummy’s noise and lips, eyes like your daddy, beautiful hair and body. You are even prettier than we imagined you. You are perfect.
Faith: she got very happy. And the case was closed.
Another tough question she once asked me when she was 3 years old which I never forgot.
Walking home from her crèche we pass a young couple kissing, which seemed like a goodbye kiss before they go their separate ways. Faith: “mummy why do a boy and a girl kiss?” these questions always come when I least expect them and I would wish i could pause the question and continue later when I have thought long and hard about what I am going to say to her. Me: It is what people do when they love each other… Faith: She quickly ask, so I can kiss my friends (including boys) because I love them? Me: No, you do not kiss everyone you love or like, you only kiss mummy, daddy and grannies (family), when you are old enough you will get married to a boy (man) then you can kiss him. So you only kiss family for now. Faith: ok mummy I will not be kissing any boy, I will only kiss you, daddy and grannies. Till this day she still says this when she sees people kissing or talking to her friends.
They are many questions and whys I get from her daily. She gets curious about a lot of things. When she wants answers she wants them now. I have also realised according to her they is nothing I do not now, I know all answers to all questions. So if she wants to know about something I do not know about, I do a little research for her (ask a couple of people and check the internet on the subject).