A terrible idea

The son turns five this year. We were pretty early with having children. Actually, we were the first ones in our circle of friends to have children. Now, some of them join us in the realm of parenthood (Welcome!). Needless to say: baby fever is high. The son’s thoughts about the idea of brining a new member to the family were as follows:

It’s morning. We’re still in bed. The husband is downstair preparing breakfast (or then he is dancing in the kitchen… but that’s very unlikely). The son, cuddly as always in the morning, opens his mouth for the first time on that day:

“Mum?”

“Yeah, dumpling?”

“If a baby would come to our family, you would have to be the baby’s mum AND my mum.”

“That is true.”

“And if a baby would come to our family, dad would have to be the baby’s dad AND my dad.”

“That is a very smart conclusion and also true.”

I smile at the idea that the son is having his own thoughts about a sibling.

“Mum?”

“Yes, dumpling?”

“I don’t like to share things.”

“Well, you see, in a family, it is normal to share. So if a baby would come to our family, we share everything together. That’s what’s having a baby is like.”

He thinks about my words for a moment. Then he says:

“Having a baby sounds like a terrible idea.”

Well… okay…

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