Sunday, April 19, 2009

file under: narrowly unsaid

BET: Eema, why don't we have a sister?

EEMA:

EEMA: [um, what birds and bees?]

EEMA: [I'm guessing "because day 5 blasts are more likely to be boys" is not what you're looking for?]

EEMA: [oh, sweetie. you have no idea.]

7 comments:

OneTiredEma said...

um. good luck with that.
direct questions suck.
i get a lot of wishful thinking, "but I want a baby," etc., which is somehow easier to deflect.

shanna said...

I was totally that kid. On behalf of 25-years-from-now Bet: "I'm sorry, Eema. I didn't mean to hurt your feelings."

Look What A Bargain said...

very nice dramatic post, but it neednt be that dramatic. theyre only 2.85 yrs old... when my 3.5 yr old talks about sisters and brothers all I say is that HaShem (G-d) has given us boys so far and one day I hope He'll give us girls. I dont tell him how he was conceived, of corurse, but he is well aware that he was born after many years. He does not recall a life prior to his (9 month old) brother...

- Mindy

Look What A Bargain said...

Wait. I missed the forest for the trees. was your point that theyre asking for a sibling and youre not ready to try again (incidentally, are you going to try again?) or the fact that your bees&Birds reply is not theh standard?

Emma said...

Geez, Mindy. Tone down the snottiness a bit, eh?

Look What A Bargain said...

emma, what snottiness? i wasnt snotty. i misudnerstood her post.

Emma said...

"very nice dramatic post, but it needn't be that dramatic." drips with condescension to the untrained eye like mine.