Thursday, April 08, 2010

Why did I have to have a sister?

Now that Rachel has a sister, she’s pretty sure she needs to have a brother, too. Today at dinner we had a most interesting conversation:

“Daddy, when you were a baby were you my brother?”

“No, I wasn’t. I was a brother, just not yours.”

“Then who is my brother?” Rachel turned to address me, “Is my brother in your tummy?”

“No. He isn’t.”

“Why not?”

“Because it isn’t time to have a brother yet.”

“Well, supposedly my brother likes to play with ladybugs. This is good because I like to play with ladybugs, too.”

“Did you just use the word supposedly?”

“Yes. Supposedly my brother will be my friend. What’s my brother’s name?”

“He doesn’t have a name.”

“Why not?”

“Because he doesn’t exist.”

“Oh. I think I should have a brother.”

I think she’ll just have to wait.

1 comment:

  1. Evelynn is totally convinced that we'll be giving her a baby brother in a few months.... I hope I don't disappoint her. I also can't believe that Rachel said supposedly. That's amazing.