Aug 18, 2011

Oh boy!!

Darling Mop is having a teary evening and everything seems to be just dreadful in her world... this moment. Daz suggested I try and explain to her about hormones and how they produce irrational  strange moods. She just sat there blubbering as I tried to tell her that her body will start to change one day and grow into a woman. But before that there is lots of hormones floating around and can effect ones mood. She might feel like crying and have no real reason to. Or she may feel angry over small things. These things were ok, and I tried to tell her I understood why she may be feeling a bit fragile. She asked me what will my body change into. I was tempted to tell her an elephant, but I restrained. Afterall this was a very serious moment. So I attempted to explain menopause in a way an 8 year old would understand. I told her that my body would say "STOP! no more babies!!" whereas hers will change to be ready to have babies.

"I don't want to have a baby!!" she burst into a new wave of tears.
"Oh no darling, you won't, you need to have a husband to have a baby."
"I don't want to have a baby at all." she sobbed.
"That's ok. If you don't want to then that is your choice. But you don't need to think about that now, you are still a girl and without a husband."
"Having a baby is really painful..." she howled, tears streaming down her cheeks "Especially if it's a boy!!"
I couldn't help myself. I laughed. I laughed and laughed. She glared at me, crying her little heart out, which made me laugh all the more! "You are making me worse!!!" she accused. I gathered my little girl into my arms and hugged her. "You are just giving me material for my blog" I soothed her.
"You will keep this private won't you?" she asked as she sobbed on my shoulder

Not on your life kiddo! :)

I'm glad I didn't explain menstruation to her!! Imagine how devastated she would be!!!


Colleen said...

She sounds a lot like Gracie at the moment. The smallest things set her off. One second she is laughing the next she is sobbing her heart out. I can't WAIT till she hits the teen years. ;)

Darren said...

... and so pre-pubescence begins! Let the good times roll!

Renata said...

Oh no- LOL - I'm sorry but I love the fact that she thinks only boy babies hurt - does she think girls just walk out???
I haven't had that talk with Ellie yet as we have no signs, but I remember when Mum did with me & after that I remember watching all the ladies at church expecting them just to pop a baby out anytime (even the teenage girls!!)
I'll have to come & ask advice when Ellie starts those hormonal changes.
Have a wonderful week - I hope you are doing well

daph-a-dills said...

Total brillance :D