Sunday, February 9, 2014

Teachable Moment: Mom, when are you going to get fixed like the cat?

My friend's son asked, "Mom, when are you going to get fixed like the cat?" (Obviously there had to be an explanation of what "fixed" meant.)

HAHAHAHAHA - love it! (Try not to laugh when they ask, though)

Okay, so here is a teachable moment. You have a great value lesson (you know, because they don't teach values at school anymore). So, in all seriousness, the child wants to know how many more children you are going to have or how you know when to stop having children or how you decide about having another one. Your teachable moment is letting your child know that you and their other parent have a choice to decide when you want to stop having children, and/or when you feel like you have all the children Heavenly Father wants for your family. If this were my child, I would probably share a story of how we knew it was time to have them brought to our family (because we have a story for each of them ;).

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