Friday, August 29, 2008

A conversation with my niece

I spent the day yesterday with my Mom, my 8 y/o nephew and my almost-6 y/o niece. It was a great day. We went miniature golfing and got ice cream. They start school next week so they're getting all the summer fun in they can handle. I was talking to them about all the sports and activities they do...soccer, baseball, softball, cheerleading, gymnastics, etc. I asked my niece to show me her favorite thing to do in gymnastics. I used to do it too and we usually do her new tricks together as she learns them. She showed me her bridge (where you bend backwards and put your hands on the ground. She said it was my turn. And I had to tell her I couldn't do it this time. I said that with the baby in my belly, I couldn't bend my body back like that.

Holy big eyes of amazement.

She looked at my belly like "oh my gosh I GET IT! Aunt Maria is HAVING a baby". My SIL had told them both that I was having a baby and that it would come after Christmas. I think my nephew may have a clue as to how it all works, but my niece apparently didn't. I think I'm the first pregnant lady she's ever seen in person and until today she probably thought I was just getting fat. LOL. Maybe she thought I'd pick up our baby at the hospital or something. She just stared at my belly in total wonderment. I can't wait until she'll be able to feel it moving and kicking. That will just make her giggle.

It was such a cute moment and I wish I had a picture of her face. Priceless.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

The innocense is so cool - why can't they stay like that forever!! Have a great holiday weekend.

Bec said...

That is the cutest story :) Don't you just love little kids!

Anna said...

:o) Your description was just as priceless!
Best wishes!!
Anna