We told our 5 year old about the baby

We told our 5 year old last night that he is going to have a baby brother or
sister … He was very pensive the whole time and thought about it
quite a bit.

We asked what he thought about having a baby brother or sister.
We told him it wasn’t a choice, so he decided it must be a girl since all his baby cousins are girls.

He asked the following questions:

  • Will I have to share my bionicles?
  • How are you going to sleep?  Don’t sleep on your stomach or you might hurt the baby!
  • Are you going to sleep in those clothes?  Won’t the baby fall out
    when you take them off?  (So we had to explain the baby was IN my
    stomach and I showed him my stomach.)
  • How will the baby get out?  (It will be born.  Oh!  I was born.)
  • Can I sit next to the baby on the way home from the hospital?
  • Can I teach it to ride a bike?  She can have my little blue one.
  • Can she sleep with me?  I’ll wake you up if she cries.

It was very cute and a much more thoughtful conversation than I was expecting.

2 Replies to “We told our 5 year old about the baby”

  1. Congratulations, Stormy! When is the baby due?
    Five year olds can sure ask a lot of questions 🙂 Sounds like he has moved from surprise to anticipation. That’s a good thing! He sounds like a sweet boy.

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