The other afternoon, while at the playground with my son, I was approached by a little girl. I never asked her age, but I would guess she was about seven years old. She came up to me and asked, “Are you having a b-a-b-y?” Our conversation went on like this….
Me: Yes I am
Girl: Are you having a boy or a girl?
Me: I do not know, I am letting it be a surprise.
Girl: Do you want a boy or a girl?
Me: I honestly do not know, I would be happy with either one.
Girl: But what do you really want? Really, really, really want
Me: I really do not know.
Girl: Well you may have a boy, or you may have a girl.
Me: Yes, that is very true.
Girl: Well, when you were a little girl, which one did you want more?
Me: I definitely wanted a girl!
Girl: So you may want a girl this time. It may be better for your family, so when they get older, you can take the girl around and the dad can take your boy around.
Me: Very interesting, I think that sounds like a good plan.
Satisfied with my answers, she ran off. Nothing like chatting with a child to get you to think about things! I have plenty of family members, as well as random strangers, who really really want to know what I am having and really want to know what I want to have…until then, it still remains anyone’s guess!