Friday, January 23, 2009
A conversation with my 5 year old niece
Toddler: Do men or women have children?
Toddler: Do you have to have children?
Me: No. You can choose not to.
Toddler: So if you choose to, you have to?
Me: No, if you choose to it still may not happen.
Toddler: [pause] Do you have children?
Toddler: So, you don’t want them?
Me: Yes, I want them. But sometimes even if you want them they don’t come at that time.
Toddler: But if you don’t want them, they don’t come.
Toddler: But sometimes when you want them, they come.
Me: [big sigh] Presumably.