Family dynamics

When I grow up who will be my family?

she asked. Even though I understood the question, not sure how to answer it, I asked her what she meant.

When I grow up who will my Mumma? Who will be my Papa?
We will, Mumma and Papa will always be your Mumma and Papa.

Back and forth a few times and she dropped the topic.

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When I grow up I will stay in that house.

she said, pointing to the house across the street from us.

Why that house?
Because it has a yard in it.
Where will I stay?
In this house with Papa.

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When I am very very very old, how will I have a family.

Sigh! I get your questions sweetheart, I really do. I just don’t know how to explain the making of a new family to you. The fact that you see yourself as a child in your future and are looking for a Mom and a Dad makes it even more complicated to explain.

Parenting truly teaches one the art of creative thinking and makes one the master of diverting topics. Whatay fun!

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10 thoughts on “Family dynamics

  1. Gosh! these kids come up with such questions na!

    You wont believe this Comfy, I was just going to write an email to you, asking where you disappeared and there your post came up 🙂

  2. I wish I could meet her someday. She says the most heartbreakingly adorable things :).
    I have a sticker on my fridge, given to me by a friend, that says ‘friends are the family we choose for ourselves’. Of the many kinds of families that there are, this kind is one of my favorites!

  3. Aww I can so relate to myself, Chucky came other day and said she has to change her name when she is big, I corrected her that she need not and gave my eg, don’t know where and how they get these perhaps from school or they observe everything ? Sigh we had ready made answers for these.

  4. Now that’s one very tricky question. I would have created a dinosaur walkign into the door kinda distraction immediately 😛

    When Paapu makes a mistake and realizes it, often says , ” When I am growin’ up, I will not do this anymore”.

    The ‘growing up’ is always in present tense 😀

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