Bathtub conversations

Dear Katie,

One day you will probably cringe over what I’m about to write, just please remember that I love you.

This morning, as you and Matthew were in the bathtub, we had a conversation that went like this:

You: Mommy, Matthew has a penis.

Me: Yep, he sure does.

You: When he grows up, will he have a vagina like me?

Me: Nope, he will always have a penis.

You: When he grows up will he be a mommy?

Me: No…he may be a daddy, but only girls are mommies.

You: Oh…okay. When I grow up, I’m going to be a doctor.

Me: I’m so happy to hear that Katie. Will you also be a mommy?

You: You’re not listening to me. I said I’m going to be a doctor.

Me: Well, Katie. You can be both. You don’t have to choose between the two.

You: Really? I can? Perfect! I’ll be a doctor and a mom!

Me: Yes, my sweet girl, you absolutely can be both.

And Katie, I hope you never limit yourself.

You can be anything you dream of being and I’ll be right here to remind you to reach for everything you want in this life.

With a heart bursting with love for you,



  1. Briana

    Awww that is so sweet!! I cannot wait to watch this little girl grow! When she got in the car the other day and said "I missed you Bubs," made my heart melt. She is going to grow up to be an amazing young lady, and she will have you and Craig to thank for that. Love you all!!

  2. angela

    That is so sweet! To add to our children's possible cringe-worthy internet shares, I walked into Abbey's room to find her and Dylan "feeding" dolls. Both of my children were breastfeeding. We had to talk about how that was just for mommies ;)

  3. Cameron


  4. Tonya

    This makes me so happy! A doctor and a mom… perfect indeed. :)

  5. vanessajubis

    Perfect and lovely (as always…)

  6. PhaseThreeOfLife

    The "you're not listening to me" just kills me. Such a sweetheart!

  7. Elaine

    Precious! And such a happy discovery for her. Love it. :)

  8. Yuliya

    Oh Katie, you sure don't have to choose and I love your mama for making sure you know that!

  9. Melissa

    Awww…L.O.V.E. She is so sweet and what a good Mama you are. I just love how their minds work at this age. And what a great Mom and Doctor she will make!!

  10. Laura

    I just love this. You are a wonderful mom and she's a wonderful girl. xo

  11. Megan -Best of Fates

    Aw, how terribly sweet!

  12. Susan Cooper

    What sweet memory; one your daughter will happy you captured when she is older. Yes, she may cringe at a certain age but when she is of age with a family of her own, this will make smile and warm her heart. :)

  13. Cortney

    This. Is. Awesome.

  14. ksluiter

    damn straight, Katie! You can be IT ALL!

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