Alright, on this, my birthday eve, I have yet another parenting question for all you fine folks out there.
I have a friend of mine whose husband will be undergoing The Big Snip soon. Her seven year old daughter asked why her daddy was going into surgery and my poor gentle friend was completely at a loss of words, but had the where-with-all to tell her, “we’ll discuss it while we’re waiting for Daddy while he’s in surgery”, which is buying her several days of time to come up with an answer. I am still at a loss of words, myself, and as most of you know, there’s not too much out there that renders me speechless. Unfortunately, her daughter is too old for a one-line simplistic answer, and understandably, she doesn’t want to lie to her, either. So what would you do? What would you say? How would you explain to your daughters (my friend has a 3 year old daughter as well), why Daddy has a bag of frozen peas on his lap? Anyone?