Babies, Ticks and Baseballs

Krystal is a girl who likes to talk. Actually, both my girls are in love with the sound of their own voices. As a person who enjoys solitude and quiet, this is a struggle for me at times.

Lately Krystal has been asking way more questions than usual. Or maybe it’s just the nature of her questions that I’m noticing more.

My sister-in-law had a baby a month ago. Krystal asked, “Can you die from having a baby?”

She heard about ticks and asked, “Can you die from a tick?”

At the baseball game we attended last week, “Can you die from being hit by the ball?”

I know she’s just trying to make sense of the world, understand the dangers that are out there and how she might navigate them. But it’s still disconcerting to hear a 7 year old ask so many questions about what you can die from.

One response to “Babies, Ticks and Baseballs

  1. Ugh. Thanks for the warning. I read somewhere that children develop a morbid streak at some point, and they eventually get over it.

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