Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Girlfriends and stuff

Dalton: Mommy, do you have a girlfriend?

Me: Well, I have lots of friends. Some are boys and some are girls.

Dalton: Oh, do you kiss them all???

Me: Wha?? Baby, you can have lots of friends, but that doesn't mean you kiss them.

Dalton: Well, isn't that what you're supposed to do when you have a girlfriend?

Me: Not until you're grown-up. (Thinking: over my dead body..more until you're like..ohh..40)

Dalton: Oh...well...Is Dean your girlfriend?

Me: What? Dean's not a girl.

Dalton: Oh yeah, cuz he's a boy. Is he your boyfriend?

Me: He's my husband. We're married. Why do you ask?

Dalton: I had to make sure. You have to be married to get babies.

Me: WHAAA????? You're right, but where did you hear that?

Dalton: My friends at school told me. Then we went on the playground and we beat up bad guys.

Me: Oh ok.

Yeah, ok, shoot me..I chickened out of making that into a more meaningful, educational conversation. And yes, I mildly panicked when he brought up babies, and yes I was extremely relieved when he changed the subject.

Kids...they blindside you with the weirdest stuff sometimes.