As we are driving home from work today, we're talking about Drew's day at Grandma's house, what he ate for lunch, what games he got to play with Uncle Adam. And in the middle of this conversation, he says,
"Mommy. I want to buy a baby."
You want to buy a baby?
"Yes, actually lots and lots of babies. Does that sound like a good idea, Mommy?"
Ummmm.... so, you want to have a baby brother or sister?
(My mind is racing... my child who's NEVER paid attention in the slightest to babies is now wanting lots and lots of babies. Is he lonely? Should the hubby and I talk with him about his desire for a bigger family? How do I respond appropriately? Does he understand that we can't just buy a baby? Does he know someone who just HAD a baby? Has he been around babies recently....)
Which would you like to have? A brother or a sister?
"Brothers. Lots of brothers."
O.K. Well, listen buddy, we will talk about...
"Mommy. I want to buy a train."