Preparing yourself for six months in prison is tough, but nowhere near as tough as having to explain the situation — and your impending, extended absence — to a young child. Disgraced former Olympian Marion Jones will have to do exactly that someday soon with her son Tim, 4 ½. It’s a conversation the 32-year-old, who in October pleaded guilty to lying under oath about using steroids and committing check fraud, is clearly dreading.

Tim is Marion’s son with ex-boyfriend Tim Montgomery; She and husband Obadele Thompson also have a 6-month-old son together.