Today Abraham came up to me while I was finishing up in the bathroom, and noticed one tiny, but very blue spider vein on my belly.
“Why do you have a blue mark on your belly, mama?”
I told him it was from carrying the baby in my tummy. He looked shocked and asked,
“The baby drew that mark with a marker?!”
which made me chuckle. I explained that the baby doesn’t have any markers on my belly. Then I told him that babies can’t really use markers for a while, even after they come out of the belly, since first, they can’t hold anything, and then second, once they can control their hands, they put everything in their mouths. I told him how William got a hold of one of daddy’s red ink pens once when he was 1, and how he put it in his mouth and walked around with red ink all over his face for days. Abraham though about this for a while, looked at me, and then suggested,
“Maybe when the baby comes out of your tummy, there’s another baby inside the baby?”