Hubby-jr’s obsession with Baby M jogged to memory a conversation we had a few months ago.
One fateful night during their (my kiddos) nightly prayer, I asked Hubby-jr to pray that God would bless someone close to us with a baby.
Never in a million years would I have thought such a request would take an unexpected turn.
“How about you mommy? Do you want to have another baby?” asked Hubby-jr earnestly.
Holy smokes, where did that come from?! After blinking for seconds, I just had to clarify,
“You want mommy to have another baby?”
Hubby-jr nodded somewhat too eagerly for my liking, and looked at me with such hopeful eyes too. I looked to hubby hoping he’d interject right then to save me but dear ol’ daddy-o was just sitting there with ‘I-can’t-wait-to-see-what-she-says’ look on his face! Plus I was half suspecting that he hoped my son would nudge me into a certain direction.
“Would you want a di-di (little brother) or mei-mei (little sister)?”
I asked just to check if he really understood the implication of me having another baby. Hoping that he’d realise he wouldn’t want another sibling in the family.
BUT I was wrong,
“Di-di!” he replied enthusiastically.
Sigh. I had to let him down gently. So I said,
“I’m sorry darling but mommy is not going to have anymore babies.”
I We I We decided that we’d stop at two, children, having children that is. Well it was more of, I decided and hubby went along with my decision but he’d be more than happy if I decided otherwise.
I thought that would end the discussion but no. Hubby-jr then asked,
“Mommy, is it because you have no more eggs inside of you?”
What?! My dear son stumped me for the second time that night. Eggs in me? How did he know? Was it from our previous conversations? I could only remember this episode. Anyway, I said,
“No, I still have eggs but I’m not going to have another baby. The egg will only become a seed or baby when…, when…”
“Mommy and I decided we’re not having anymore babies. So we are just not going to have another baby, ok? But we are very blessed to have you and mei-mei and we love you both very much. Now can you please say pray?” Hubby finally saved me. Phew! That was close. Way too close.
But just so you know, I’ve since revisited the baby making thingy with my son. I just read him the book “Amazing You!: Getting Smart About Your Private Parts”, again and realised that was where he learnt about eggs. Here’s an excerpt from the book.
When a man and a woman love each other (I added, “they get married”) and decide that they want to have a baby, a man’s sperm joins with a woman’s egg. From the egg and sperm, a baby will grow.
And that is that. And somehow that was (is?) enough to satisfy Hubby-jr’s curiousity (actually he was more curious about the other stuff in the book). AND (last but not least) he has NOT asked me for another baby since. PHEW!