“What’s a daycare?”
One of my children posed the question. Pausing, I tried to come up with a suitable answer. In the world of my children, they don’t know anything like it. Momma stays home with them.
Explaining it’s a place that cares for children, rather like a babysitter, while parents work, my children looked even more confused.
“Oh, like if the dad dies.”
Didn’t see that coming. Yes, I suppose that could be one scenario. I added that perhaps both parents work. I got trampled in the trains that were my children’s imaginations.
“Or if the mom dies.”
Yes, I suppose that’s another possibility.
Then Ruby dropped the bomb.
“Or if the mom goes on a trip, like to Florida.”
Florida? Florida? Who’s going to Florida? And why wasn’t I invited?! What is Florida anyhow?
She looked at me like I was SO ignorant.
“It’s a state, Momma.”
Glad we got that cleared up. What I want to know is this: who taught her this stuff?!