I have chewed gum almost non-stop lately to fight my morning sickness (which, BTW, should actually be called "all-day sickness"). My kids have noticed the chewing and have asked, but apparently today it became more bothersome to them...which is how the following came about:
Little J (you know it...all good conversations start with him): Guys, that is the third piece of gum Mrs. Overman has spit out this morning!
K: I know. She chews gum now.
[more chatter and speculation about why I've been chewing gum and snacking all day]
Me: Okay, okay, would you like to know why I've been chewing gum?
All: YEAH! (they are so nibby...always wanting to know more...I'm sure they think I live in a box in the cafeteria)
Me: Okay, I'm pregnant. Do you know what that means?
All: YEAH! YOU ARE?!?! WHY? WHERE IS THE BABY?
Me: I haven't had the baby yet.
Me: Because it hasn't been born yet.
T: When will you have it? Soon?
Me: No, not until the end of the year...close to my birthday.
N: Why does it take so long to have a baby?
Me: Good question.