My niece is 4 and like most toddlers, she’s at the age where she asks a gazillion questions. I always try to be honest no matter what’s she’s curious about at that moment.
“Auntie, why do you have that thing on your toothbrush?”
“It’s a cover so when I travel, it doesn’t get yucky.”
“Auntie, why are your earring holes so big and stretched out?”
“Because when Auntie was younger she wore heavy earrings and they stretched out her ears. When you get older, be careful not to wear heavy earrings, okay?”
“Auntie, why do you wear makeup?”
“Well, sweetheart, girls don’t HAVE to wear makeup. Makeup isn’t what make girls pretty. Sometimes a little blush is nice though. Here let me put a little dab on you, just for fun.”
So during my recent trip to visit her, it was no surprise when Kailee started in with one of her question- sessions while she was “helping me” get ready in the bathroom.
“Auntie, why are your boobs so big? Will I have big boobs some day?”
“Auntie, what was I like when I was a baby?”
Climbing up on her stool to come be next to me at the mirror, “Auntie, when you were little like me, did you- “
She slipped and fell right on her arse mid-sentence.
“Kailee!” I laughed, “Good thing you have a big bum like Auntie does, to break your fall!”
“Auntie, what if I didn’t have a bum and I only had a ‘gina?”
“Well, sweetheart. Um.” It would be fucking weird is what it would be, I thought.
Kailee looked at me expectantly. “Umm. See the thing is. I really don’t know.” Then, she just laughed hysterically and ran out of the bathroom.
That was the first time I wasn’t able to answer one of her questions, but probably not the last. And hopefully the weirdest.
Do you have kids or little ones in your life? What’s the weirdest/funniest/hardest thing to answer they’ve asked you during a question-session?
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