Conversation from today:
Matthew: “Mommy, did you know that Ms. [insert teacher’s name here] is divorced?”
Me: “No. How do you know that?”
Matthew: “Because she told me. I asked about her husband and she said she doesn’t have one.”
Peter (from the other room): “That doesn’t mean she’s divorced! Maybe she never got married!”
Matthew: “Well then how do you explain her little 4-going-on-5 year old son?”
Peter: [Pause.] “I have no idea.”
I love that both my boys – even the 11 year old – could not imagine how a woman could have a child outside of marriage. It was like, in their minds, such a thing doesn’t exist.
I wish I could keep them little forever.