After patiently explaining the birds and the bees to Abbie . . .
After countless questions . . .
After numerous embarrassed eye rolls . . .
After many blushing cheeks . . .
I left her with the following statement: "Just know, Ab, that if you have any questions about sex, you can ask me or dad. We have never lied to you, and we will tell it to you straight."
I planted a kiss on her forehead and was silently patting myself on the back for a tough job well done. In fact, I was almost out the door when she asked, "So, does this mean that you and dad have sex?!"
Instantly, I felt my face flush as I willed myself to turn around and look her squarely in the eye.
"Well, of course we do. We had 3 babies, right?" I smiled.
A look of relief passed over her face, and she nodded her understanding, "Right mom."
And, as I turned to leave for the second time, it took me just a second to realize that she probably thought that I meant that Hubs and I had ONLY had sex 3 times, because we only have 3 children.
However, it only took me a heartbeat to realize that I am OK with that.
The birds and the bees are enough for one day . . .
without adding mom and dad to the mix.