Honesty is certainly the way to go, but is it necessary to provide all the details at the earliest stage of life?

My daughter and I were walking down the driveway when we found a bird’s nest that had fallen to the ground.

She said, “bird.” Yes, sweetie, that’s a bird’s nest.

“Twee.” Yes, the birds live in the tree…their house must have fallen out of the tree.

Sad face. Sudden clutching of my legs. “Cuddle.”

Well, honey, the birds were probably done with their house.

Maybe some things can wait until she’s a little older.

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  1. KentuckyGal says:

    There’s time enough for the less happy things in life. Sometimes a good cuddle is the only explanation necessary.

  2. Dawn says:

    Awww… kids are just so sweet and innocent!