... babies when I grow up. I just want to get married." This statement was uttered by the girl as we drove home from school today.
Trying to be an understanding mother I replied, "That's okay honey, not everyone wants to have babies. Some people are happy just being grown up."
"How about if I want babies, but don't want to be married?"
*sucked in breath, calmed my feverish brain realizing she is just feeling out various scenarios AT SIX*
"Well, honey, I wouldn't suggest it. Raising babies is hard when two people are involved. It become complicated, almost impossible and very sad when you have to do it alone. You may want to think long and hard before you choose that path."
"So I can't date anyone till I'm 16, right?"
"That's the plan. You have a lot to do before then."
"Lose your baby teeth, get taller, get better at math ... "
*both of us laugh*
"It's okay, I don't want anyone to love me before that."
"I love you."
*all innocence* "What, I do!"
"You're not a boy."
"So how about kissing?"
"That should hold off till you're dating. And at least 3 dates with the same boy, maybe 10. 20 would be preferred."