#atinylife OverShare

I was an over-sharer before that was even a term.

As a parent, it gets me into loads of trouble. My kids are six and eight now, and I love that they ask the most brilliant questions.OverShare

‘How did you meet Daddy?’

This went well. I talked less about love at first sight, so that it was realistic: what relationships are actually like. (Because we must all mitigate against Disney every day.)

‘What’s my birth story?’

Not as successful. I told the truth, that it was really, really sore and we nearly didn’t make it to the hospital in time. I also told them about going round the Carfraemill Roundabout banging on the car door and going Aaaaaaaaaah! I may have put them off children for a while.

‘What’s abortion Mum?’

I still told the whole truth. Was that OK?

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4 thoughts on “#atinylife OverShare

  1. If they ask the question – answer it :).

    Funnily enough I never forget my mother answering youngest brother during car journey. Approx age of brother – 7 or 8. Bull in field mounting cow.

    Mum, what’s that bull doing?
    It just wants to see over the wall. (Delivered in matter of fact tone, didn’t miss a breath).

    Oh, okay.

    Conversation done, both parties completely unconcerned.

    Years and years later it still brings a crinkle to my lips. Children ask and filter whatever can be processed at any one time :).

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    1. Thanks Lori – when you put it that way, it does seem like the right thing to do. Ha! Great story. A dear friend did say that if they can’t handle the info, they just won’t remember. Thanks for reading.

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  2. Love the bull story. You are right about the filtering. My son asked me how babies were made 3 times over about 5 years. I gave the same answer each time but he just spaced it off until the last time, when he went slightly red and never asked again. I think it was processed that time!

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