Bring your child to work day- we tell the kids about colostomies and they’re pretty cool with it, then the questions come.
Child: If you have colostomy, can you lose your anus?
Kate: Yes, if you have rectal cancer the doctors might remove your anus.
Child: Then if you’re a girl, how can you have a baby?
Kate: *without missing a beat* That comes out somewhere else.
Child: Oh…
We plan on checking with the child’s father in a few weeks to see if he’s had the world’s most awkward talk.