My MIL Visited Us While I Was Out of Home – When I Returned My Daughter Told Me Something That Shattered Our Family

When Kristen’s four-year-old daughter returns from a visit with her grandmother, she reveals a secret to her. Kristen has to figure out whether Katie’s innocence has clouded the story, or is it the cold, hard truth.I always told myself that when my children asked about where they came from, that I’d have a proper answer. Something witty and cool, and just different.

I remember cringing when my parents described it to my younger brother, and I knew that I wanted to do things differently.

A mother carrying her daughter | Source: Pexels

A mother carrying her daughter | Source: Pexels

But then, while we were sitting outside, and toasting smores, my four-year-old, Katie, looked up at me, her eyes wide with the boundless curiosity of youth.

“Mommy,” she said slowly, as if trying to choose her words properly.

“Yes, Katie?” I asked, already bemused because when she called me like this, it meant that my child was about to make me laugh.

She smiled at me as she took a bite of her smore, the chocolate oozing onto her little fingers.

Mommy, how did I appear?” she asked, her voice filled with wonder.

A marshmallow being roasted | Source: Pexels

A marshmallow being roasted | Source: Pexels

“Appear?” I asked, hoping that I didn’t need a witty answer so soon.

“Where did I come from?” she asked, picking up another marshmallow.

I hesitated. I didn’t know how to explain it to a four-year-old — I always thought that the creation question came later on.

So, I stole my mother’s line.

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