I'm always curious to hear about Zoe's day when I pick her up from daycare. Some kid always does something shocking like hits another friend, or takes a toy, or says a potty word that Zoe is always eager to share. Oh and there is always the days when she tells me her friend was sick and threw up everywhere in the room...love hearing those stories.
But, I was not prepared when she got in the car the other day and right off the bat asks me if I had my belly button pierced. I asked her why she was asking and she told me that one of her friends mom's just got her belly button pierced and she was talking about it at school. Well then. I did answer her question and some of you may be surprised to hear this too, but yes, I told her, I used to have my belly button pierced. I went on to tell her that I took it out when I was pregnant with Dylan, then under my breath finished the sentence saying how now instead of a cute little hoop I have stretch mark decorating my tummy.
Zoe was quiet for a couple seconds after our conversation, but then...
"Mommy, can I get my belly button pierced?"
I thought for sure I had a few years to go before I had to deal with that question.
Needless to say she was pretty disappointed when I explained that she had to be at least 18 to get her belly button pierced so she had some waiting ahead of her.
Have your kids ever surprised you by asking a question earlier than you expected?