There was an interesting conversation between Kailee, Connor and I. They saw that I have stretch marks on my tummy area. Kailee then asked me why I have those stripes on my tummy. I explained to her that as she was growing inside my tummy, my skin was expanding and stretching – thus the stretching of skin. She looked at me in wonder – I guess she still didn’t understand. Our conversation then went to them telling me *Mommy, when I was a baby I used to drink milk from your boob* I then forgot what we talked about next – but then it led to this topic. I mentioned that I wasn’t able to spend the same amount of time with Connor. They both asked why, and I told them – well, since Kailee was the first baby, all my attention was to her. And when Connor arrived – I had to split my time and attention between the two of them. Then suddenly, Kailee’s face lit up! I honestly wondered why but was really curious to find out. She said:
Mommy! 12 is 6 and 6. There are 12 months in a year! 12’s half is 6! Why don’t you spend 6 months with me and then the other 6 months with Connor! That way, it’s the same time!
I laughed so hard not because it was funny, but because it was such an innocent brilliant idea coming from a 7 year old. In a perfect world – her idea would have been perfect. I then asked her, what happens to Connor while I spend 6 months with her. She then said – Of course, he’ll stay with Dada. Her answer seem so easy to do. She then said that after 6 months with her, I should focus all my attention to Connor in the next 6 months. I asked her again, won’t I miss Connor when I’m with her and vice versa? She had another brilliant answer, you can Facetime with Connor (and then her when it’s Connor’s alone time with me). Kids. I love having these kinds of conversations with my kids. Makes my heart fuller and makes me laugh and happy. Nakakatanggal ng pagod when I listen to their innocent brilliant ideas. So what do you think? Is the 6 month rule fair? Hahahhahaha!!