One of my favorite sections is where readers write in to answer a question. This month's question was "What lies have you told your children to avoid explaining something you weren't quite ready to address?" The following response I thought was hysterical, and maybe it's because I am pregnant and my body has been taken over by this little guy.
I've always tried to make it a policy to be straight with my kids. My son's first word was "dog," followed closely by "mama," his sister's name, and "Kotex."
However, not long after he was born, my then two-and-a-half-year-old daughter was watching as I got out of the shower. She looked at me closely and said, "Mommy, you have a really big butt." Without hesitating, I told her that when you leave the hospital after having a baby, they give you the baby to take home along with a big butt. All mommies get one. She looked pretty skeptical until I added that every grown-up's butt looked big compared to hers.Read more responses to this question here.
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