We had this conversation after Ella had persuaded me to go and put the Dora the Explorer DVD on for her.
Ella – Dora has a baby.
Me – Does she?
Ella – Yeah, she has a baby in her tummy.
Me – No she hasn’t.
Ella – Yes she has. I have a baby in my tummy too.
Me – How did the baby get in your tummy. [Holding my breath for the reply.]
Ella – I don’t know. [Phew!] The baby’s in my tummy and then he’s going to come out. And he can’t walk now. When he can walk he’s going to come out.
Me – So when is he going to come out?
Ella – The baby’s going to come out in TWO minutes! [Looks slightly puzzled at me cracking up laughing]
No, no, in THREE minutes. The baby’s going to come out of my tummy in three more minutes. [Still puzzled at me laughing even harder]
He’s so cute. I’m going to give him a kiss.
And then he can watch tv. I will put him on my lap and then he can watch tv.
He can sit on the couch and watch tv. He’s going to stand up, but I will put him down and then he can sit and watch Dora.
Three minutes passed, but the baby wasn’t mentioned again.