JCK believes in being candid and open with her children - within reason and when appropriate. At least this is what JCK strives...for. It is to be mentioned that sometimes this plan backfires and gets JCK in hot soup. Speaking of hot, JCK was driving her children to school the other morning when the following ensued.
BOY: OWWW! My foot feels like it's on FIRE! It REALLY hurts, Mom. OWWWW...
JCK would like to mention that this was a completely ordinary morning in the Motherscribe household. Feet on fire, being brutalized by the fierce seat belt bully, JCK's son is prone to exaggeration. JCK has NO idea where he gets it from.
GIRL-- staring at her brother...perhaps a rolling of eyes.
JCK: (Making her best effort to redirect.) BOY, I think you're going to be all right. You can be like me. I feel like I'm on fire all the time now.
GIRL: You do?
JCK: Yes. You know how a woman can have a baby?
BOY -- Beginning to nod off, but the fire in his foot appears to have abated.
JCK: Well, when a woman gets older, her body can't have babies anymore and her body gets a little wacky and she gets hot flashes. It's pretty weird, because your body feels like it is on fire.
GIRL: Does your uterus blow up?
Nothing like laughter with your children to overcome hot flash entertainment...