...and Hashem made us different. So we discussed the differences between boys and girls:
- beards versus chins
- no babies in tummies versus babies in tummies (including digression while Sroch insists she was in Abba's tummy, she KNOWS cause she was THERE)
- Torah versus babies.
"I know why Hashem doesn't let the abbas have the babies. Because of shul! If an abba had to have a baby, but he also had to go to shul and learn Torah, then Torah is more important than babies so he would have to do that and it would be a problem. So the mommies have the babies."
I was a little dumbstruck, because much of that statement was accurate -basically- but it was inside out. So I, and Yoav when he came in, tried to reinforce her independent thinking but also tried to correct her outlook, to explain that YES Torah is the most important but a mommy having a baby kinda trumps everything (like if mom goes to hospital on shabbos to have a baby husband comes with her even though he isn't giving birth, etc) because I didn't want her to think that baby < Torah QED motherhood < maleness. B"H that was fine. And we explained that just like men and women are different in terms of facial hair, they have different minds and rates of growth and different jobs in this world, which usually mean women = mothers and raisers, men = shul-goers and go-outers.
I think it's all good.
Sroch is really... big.
Llama was totally following this conversation, by the way. She does so much absorbing that you forget she's involved in the conversation until she just ups and solves quadratic equations. With her pacifier. And a toothpick.