Ah, I love how children are always surprising us.
My nephews Soldier (at age 5) and his brother Joker (at age 2)
One Christmas when Soldier was six, his mother read him the nativity story. When she got to the part about Mary bringing forth a babe, Soldier stopped her and asked, "Mom, what's a babe?"
Then Cindy went on to explain to Soldier that in this case, a babe was a baby. Baby Jesus in this particular story.
Soldier then wanted to know what a bikini was, so Cindy explained that it's a small swimsuit that women wear.
Satisfied that he now knew what a babe and a bikini were, Soldier listened to the rest of the Christmas story.
A few hours later, the family went to visit Grandma and Granddad. Soldier told his grandma, "I know what a babe is."
Grandma played along. "What's a babe?"
"A babe is Mom in a zucchini," Soldier said with a smile.
Grandma laughed so hard, she cried. Soldier is grown up now, but she still recalls the incident as one of her favorite moments in grandparenting.
Jim & Cindy (in a tankini instead of a bikini)
So, do you have a parenting or grandparenting incident?
If you're not a parent, memories from your own childhood count, too!
Warning: I might feature your story in a future post.
(Names can be changed to protect the guilty!)
I'd like to thank those who shared a parenting story with me last week.
I'm saving them and will publish some in future posts.
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