I had something very important to tell Joci today. I thought long and hard how to tell her this news so she would understand the weight of the situation yet also be age-appropriate.
I sat her down and looked at her solemnly. I said: Joci, something very important happened today.
Me: A prince was born today.
Joci: A baby prince! I want to see him!
Me: Well, we can't go see him.
Joci: Why not?
Me: He doesn't live here.
Joci: Where does he live?
Me: He lives in a place called England. It's a different country.
Joci: What's a country?
Me: Uh...just someplace far away.
Joci: What's the baby's name?
Finally starting to feel a bit silly.
Me: We don't know yet.
Joci: Can I see a picture.
This conversation actually happened.