It’s that time of the day again. Trying to get her to sleep. She’s unusually chatty because she’s trying not to sleep although I could tell that she was really bushed.
宝贝：Mama you have *didi in your tummy.
Me : Yes. That’s right.
宝贝：You were in *popo’s tummy.
Me : Yes. You remembered!
宝贝：But I’ve nothing in my tummy!! (she looked quite upset and her mouth became a huge inverted U.)
Me : Erm.. Well.. You have food in your tummy!! Your dinner!! (I said brightly. To avoid it turning into a tantrum that would disrupt the sleep pattern.)
宝贝：I don’t want food!! I want somebody in my tummy! Like you!
Me : You are still young. Next time when you grow up and become a mommy, you will have someone in your tummy.
宝贝：I don’t want! I want somebody to be in my tummy NOW!
Me : O.o
It escalated into a wail with her chanting “I have nobody in my tummy. I want somebody in my tummy now.” So much for prevention. She eventually fell asleep in the midst of it. Phew.
I knew that I had to explain about the birds and bees one day. But never would I imagine that I have to do it when she’s 3?!
I told the hub about it when he came home.
Hub : aiya you should have explained to her about the reproductive system and she does have eggs in her. It’s just that they haven’t turned into babies.
Me : At bedtime when she’s about to sleep?! Such a *chim topic!! You must be kidding!! Since your bio is so good, why don’t you go through with her over breakfast tomorrow?!
*didi = little brother
*popo = grandmother
Chim = profound
More of 宝贝’s bedtime stories.