Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Kids Say the Darndest Things

Last night my parents hosted a family meal. While at dessert my oldest niece, who is turning 8 this month, asked me when Uncle Dave and I were going to have kids. Immediately I turned to my family and asked them who prompted her to say that. After everyone skirted the issue I did not answer the question.

What I didn't know was earlier Dave was confronted with a very similar scenario. Dave was out playing with the kiddos when the oldest niece said to Dave "When are you and Aunt Meredith going to have kids?" Dave answered more politely than me just claiming he didn't know. Our oldest nephew, age 6, said "so when you guys want to have kids Meredith will be pregnant?" Dave said yes and then the niece said "I know why Meredith isn't getting pregnant." Dave was a little concerned by this comment. He was worried he was getting into a birds and bees conversation but instead she said, "it's because you guys run too much."

I'm starting to wonder what my mom and my sister are saying to everyone....

4 comments:

Molly said...

Hahahahahahahaha. Oh the answers my husband would have given those kids...

Val said...

That's a great built-in answer right there. "Wellll, we're always running, and not usually in the same direction, sooooooooo..." and leave it at that ;) Hehe!

Michelle said...

Well, that's a reasonable answer, no? ;-) And from what you've said, at least partially true, right? (I mean, if and when you all decide to have kids, you'd have to at least cut back on your training, so you couldn't run as much.) Yeah, wonder what they're saying . . . .

unathleticrunner said...

Did you have dinner with my family??? haha....