A few years back when we received the "no more children for you" news, I was pretty shocked and disappointed. We decided that down the track, adoption could be an option.
Now that we are down that track, I can tell you I have zero desire to have another baby. I love babies, really I do, but I remember hearing that when you are done with having babies you will just 'know' and I now know how that feels. I look at a baby and it makes me all warm and fuzzy, but I do not want one of my own anymore. My baby is seven. I am out of that phase and my body is perfectly happy getting to stay horizontal for 8 hours a night.
When I say my baby is seven, he is actually seven going on seventeen with his interest in girls at the moment. We have had to have a little...chat after an embarrassing experience last week.
Anthony had a full week out every day from early in the morning til late afternoon, and Tony was at a friends house so Tarts and I went on a little 'date'. Seeing as I can't drive STILL, we took a bus and train to Yoghurtland, and then a train and bus home. On the bus on the way home he sat on a seat away from me and had a girl with her mum near him. The girl looked about 13.
He calls across the bus to me whilst pointing at the girl:
"HEY MUM!! Look at her - SHE'S HOT!!!
I tried to ignore him but he continued to yell out to me and just to make sure there was no doubt as to who he was referring to, he had his hand above her head pointing a finger down at her and called out;
"Mum! Look at this girl, she is definitely hot!"
I couldn't save the situation. The damage was done and there was nothing I could do about it. So when our stop came up next (thankfully), I hopped off the bus quick smart. I explained to Carter that what he said wasn't very polite and then I asked if he even knew what 'hot' meant. He paused to think then said;
"It means pretty.....and sexy."
Well colour me gob smacked. Whilst a very accurate description, it wasn't exactly what I want to hear from my seven year old. I suggested that in future, he stick with 'pretty' if he sees a girl he likes.
Well a few days have passed and wherever we go, Carter is on the look out for girls. He points out 'pretty' girls to me constantly. In Timezone, in Coles, in church, at MacDonalds, on the bus.....pretty much anywhere.
Just yesterday we were lining up at McDonalds to get a drink, and the girl who served us obviously caught his attention as he tapped me on the leg and announced;
"Hey Mum, that girl is pretty. I think she is really pretty and I think I'm in love! Ooh, just look at her! She is HOT! I mean pretty, she is pretty mum."
I'm glad he has taken my words to heart but holy moly, he is only seven and already we are having to deal with this kind of stuff. Thankfully Tony is taking things a little slower and although he has an emerging interest in girls, he is taking it at a more reasonable pace.
Look out ladies, Carter is on the lookout!