One day, Jeffrey and Rob went up to their mother and asked a question.
“Where do babies come from?”
The mother, who was casually doing the dishes, tried to hide her uncomfortable feeling and plainly said, “the store, my dears.”
“Oh the store Rob,” Jeffrey said.
“Yeah I didn’t know that. I wonder which store. Let’s ask her!” Rob said.
“Which store do babies come from?” they both asked.
Another response was asked upon to the mother who didn’t want to go over the topic now due to her lack of energy.
So she said, “Costco.”
“Oh my gosh. I can’t believe it. We’ve been to Costco so many times. I wonder where they keep them. Let’s try to find them next time we go shopping,” Jeffrey said.
The next day, their mother took the two boys grocery shopping at Costco, much to the boys’ excitement. Their mother allowed them to wander around the store as long as they meet her back at the main entrance in 1 hour. And so, the two boys embarked on their journey to find the hidden babies of Costco.
Thinking about what they should do. Rob had the idea of asking one of the store associates where the babies were, instead of wandering aimlessly throughout the gigantic store.
Seeing an associate they asked, “Where are the babies kept?”.
The associate then replied, “Aisle 5,” in the most uncaring way.
The boys quickly ran towards Aisle 5 counting down the numbers till they would find the babies of Costco. 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, and finally 5. They turned the much-awaited corner and saw a huge aisle stocked with soup cans.
At this, Rob exclaimed, “These are all soup cans. There can’t be babies here.”
To this, Jeffrey said, “I know! The babies must be in the cans of soup. They can’t just keep babies outside crawling around. They need to be in something to keep them safe. Let’s take one and see if mother will buy it.”
“Ok!” Rob said.
So they met up with their mother after the hour was up with a chicken noodle soup can in their hands and asked her to buy it. To their shock, she obliged and bought the soup for them.
When they got home, the two boys quickly opened the soup can to find the babies. However, to their disappointment there was nothing in there but room temperature chicken noodle soup.
Seeing their sad expressions, their mother asked, “What’s wrong?”.
They both said unanimously, “There is no baby in here. The lady said that in Aisle 5 there would be babies there. And you said that there are babies in Costco.”
At this, the mother realized that she should not have done this to her children because they believe whatever she said. Also, to her disappointment she had to explain to them where babies come from due to the fact that she had no way to escape the topic without terribly misleading her children. So, in the end, her procrastination caught up to her and she told her kids where babies come from and that was that.