Being a mom means you answer a LOT of questions, especially if you have a Four year old. They are a curious lot. The questions are constant:
- How does that work?
- When will we be there?
- Why does it take so long?
- What’s that?
- And the ever popular, why?
The other day I was in Wal-mart with the kids when James decided he had an urgent need to go to the bathroom. I rushed him over where he took less than a minute to finish his business (because of course).
While we were waiting for Cady to finish, James was looking around and inspecting everything (with his eyes people. NO TOUCHING ANYTHING in the bathroom.) attached to the wall was a tampon machine.
“Momma, what’s that?”
“That.” (pointing to make sure I know what he is talking about)
“Oh… That… Cady, hurry up. Are you finished?”
“It looks like you put ‘de money in he’e, and then you tu’n ‘dis t’ing, and ‘den something comes put he’e.”
“Oh… Um, yeah, um.” (glancing around for anything that will help me get out of this conversation and spotting a changing table)”That’s for diapers.”
“Oh yeah. Okay.”
Thankfully by then Cady was finished and I was able to direct him to the super fun automatic sinks.