The last few days Erin has been asking me about once a day, "am I sick?" I always reply, "no, you are healthy and strong."
Today, after we finished making a batch of soft gingersnaps she and my son were eating the cookie dough out of the mixer (yeah, I let my kids eat cookie dough). Erin turned to her older brother and said, "you better not eat anymore or you'll get cancer."
I stood there, absolutely stunned, for about a minute. Why in the world would she say that?! Then it hit me - Erin thinks sick=cancer. If someone is sick, they have cancer. I think she was telling her brother that if you eat too much cookie dough you'll get "sick" NOT get cancer.
The things I NEVER thought I'd have to explain to my THREE YEAR OLD!