Whenever we’re in the car, we always end up talking about something that generally leads into a bizarre conversation. I guess that’s toddler conversations for you.
The other day, Black Eyed Peas ‘I Got a Feeling’ came on the radio. I love the song as it’s one of my old favourites to dance to. I said to N that when he was in my tummy before being born, he used to kick and dance like mad whenever that track was played at my dancing. Usually he quite likes the track, but he’d obviously change his mind.
‘Don’t like that music’.
‘You do usually, Mummy does. And you used to like it before you were born, in my tummy’.
‘I’m not in your tummy’.
‘You were before you were born, then you came out of my tummy. They had to cut you out of my tummy because you didn’t want to come out’
‘I did, I wanted to come out and see you’. Hmmm, not how I remember it after 13 hours of being on a drip, and only going from 1 to 3 cm.
Then, having tummies in the conversation led N’s thinking onto other bodily matters.
‘I don’t want to have my willy cut off’. Errr?
‘I’m a boy and you’re a girl, boys have willies. You can go in Daddy’s tummy because he’s got a big tummy’. Not sure he’d be pleased you think that!
Thankfully he didn’t then go on to proclaim how I had a fat tummy as well, and we managed to divert the conversation on to some more normal. It’s always a bit of a concern as to which way a conversation with this 3 year old will go.
Do you have strange conversations when driving with your children? What did they think when you first told them about childbirth?