"When can I be a mummy?"
I patently tell her that she needs to grow up and have her own house before she can do this. I ask her if she wants to be anything when she grows up – doctor, vet, nurse, teacher, dancer,actress?
No – she is animate that she wants to be a mummy.
“I want a baby in my tummy. Can I have it now?” she says.
Why darling I ask – really interested now.
So that we can play ladies and you can sing and give me a beads.
I might like to explain here that yesterday I held a sacred women’s space at home – a
My girlfriend is delightfully round and we painted her tummy with henna – as well as underwent the web and the birthing blanket ceremonies. It was a wonderful experience- and one that impacted Lilly a lot – obviously. She had been invited to attend and I thought she was more interested in looking around – rather than paying attention to what was going on – but no – she had picked it all up.
I feel relieved that she feels that mother hood is as important a role than any other – even at this age. I also notice its quite difficult not to fall into stereotypical answers and I try to answer with openness and objectivity.