Now that I’m all knocked up and starting to show and whatnot, my kids have been asking me questions. One asked me yesterday while we were walking down the stairs, “Do you have a baby in your stomach?” To which I lamely replied, “I don’t eat babies!”
The truth is, I’ve never really come out to a class and I’m nervous about it. I’ve never come out to them because they are seven, and their parents are all catholic or muslim or something else preachy, and plus I’m just a wimp. They know I’m not married. So I think I should tell them that Cake has two mommies and this baby will have two mommies, too. The whole two mommies thing usually confuses them into silence anyway (I do mention same gender parents every Mother’s and Father’s Day.) But I’m not so sure that will happen this time. What if they ask me how two women make a baby? I was thinking I’d say, “A doctor helped me make the baby.” This is true, but rather vague. They may think I had sex with some random doctor. But I don’t want to get too detailed, either. Did I mention that some of my kids’ moms are in burkas? I could also say, “A doctor and a man called a donor helped me make the baby.” If they ask about the donor, I can say he fertilized my egg. They understand eggs getting fertilized.
Ugh. I wish I wasn’t such a wimp.
Anyway. What do you think I should say?