Thursday, July 22, 2010

Too Much Information...

Our new grandson, Alec is now settling in at home with Mom, Dad and siblings. We stopped in the first day home to see how things were going and April was changing Alec's diaper which caused some interesting conversation.
He was laying there so nice and I was impressed that he wasn't crying as many newborns do when they are uncovered and exposed. Our granddaughter Caitlyn was hovering over the baby and taking in all the conversation when April smoothly transitioned into a comment that he didn't even cry when he got circumcised! I went on to say how I could hear one of my sons cry all the way down the hallway when his was done, and April went on to say that she was glad she didn't have to hear that.
Caitlyn being confident about our conversation easily asked, "Did I cry?" We smiled, and said, "Oh honey, you didn't have one because you aren't a boy." She kinda stared at us, so I went on to gently explain what a circumcism is using terms like foreskin, and removing, etc... trying not to traumatizing her and ending it by saying that the baby is fine.
There was this moment of silence as she stood there looking at me with this blank expression, when she calmly said,

"Grandma...I was just asking if I cried when you changed MY diaper?"

Well of course we had to laugh, as I commented to April, "Well, I guess I gave out more information then I needed to!"
Isn't that just the way things just go sometimes:)

13 comments:

Bringing Pretty Back said...

Alec is so precious. yes , a little miracle! What a cute/funny story! I have a feeling that is one of those family stories that is told for years and years. I love it!
Have a pretty day!
Kristin

Kinsey said...

Hahaha, oh Caitlyn.

Tyne said...

Mom... I don't think we had that talk until my freshmen year of college when I decided to write a paper on it, then give a speech!

Rose said...

Alec is very cute. children say and ask any thing. give some years then she will understand about boys vs girls

-K said...

HAHAHA, classic. Have to love kids.

april bodenburg said...

HA! My belly is "jiggling" just thinking about that conversation again!! :) A very good memory!

Busy Working Mama said...

Hahaha! That's so cute :)

Gina F said...

ha!ha! I would of been on the floor laughing so hard with a wet ass. That was just too cute and she really pulled one on you Grandma. What a memory to have and talk about for years to come. :o)

~Gina~
motherof1princessand2princes.blogspot.com

Missie said...

Now that was a moment to remember. LOL

Midday Escapades said...

How funny! Wow, I can't believe he didn't cry during circumcision. I'd be shrieking.

Lynn

p.s. Thanks for the suggestion of A Purpose Driven Life. I actually did a bible study of it several years back. Great book.

Robyn Jones said...

OMG! that is hilarious... I love kids they are so awesome...

Loretta said...

Hahaha... Caitlyn is so funny! :D I love the innocence of a child

Loretta said...

Hahaha... Caitlyn is so funny! :D I love the innocence of a child