While I was getting Sam ready for his nap today, he kept jumping at my mid-section saying, "I want go in your tummy." Of course, I kept telling him he was too big to go in my tummy.
Lots of times, I scratch his back before he goes to sleep. To get this started, he'll lay on his back, pull up his shirt so his stomach is showing, and ask me to scratch his back. So later, while we were snuggling, I asked him if he thought the baby was a boy or a girl. He said, "gurl." Then he pulled my shirt up and said, "I scratch her tummy," (meaning he was scratching the baby's tummy). How precious is that?
Here's how my feeble attempt at trying to explain why he can't scratch the baby's tummy went.
Me: "Buddy, that's so sweet but you can't scratch her tummy because she's INSIDE of my tummy."
Me: "In my tummy, on the inside."
Sam: "Let me see."
Me: "Hmm, you know the chicken nuggets you ate at lunch? They're inside your tummy. Can you touch them?"
Sam: opens mouth and sticks fingers in, then starts to giggle
Me: "See? You can't touch them because they're inside."
After that, there was a lot of belly pushing and belly button poking (which can be quite painful).
Poor kid. I probably made it even more confusing. Maybe we should stick with the story that babies come from eating a really big meal....