Saturday, April 9, 2011

Birds and the Bees and Babies

Yesterday, JD and I had "the talk."  That's right, my four year old wanted to know where babies came from...specifically, Baby Meg.

It didn't really start that way.  My son, always the thinker, asked me if Meg would get bigger. I said, "Yes, at her next birthday, she will be two."

JD thought about that and said, "But she won't be as big as me. She will still be a baby."

I said,"No, she will not be as big as you, but she won't be a baby anymore.  She will be a toddler."

JD pondered for a moment and then replied, "Yes, she will be taller, but not as tall as me!" 

Ha ha.

About 10 minutes later, JD asked, "Did you eat Meg?"

I was kind of taken aback by that one.  So I asked what he meant by that. 

JD said,"Well, I remember that she grew in your tummy.  So you must have swallowed her and got her really big."

I honestly didn't know what to say to that one, so I just said, "No, I didn't eat Meg."

Then JD asked if I had a big mouth.  Again, I needed some clarity on that one.

JD said, "Meg was pretty big when she was a baby, so your mouth must have gotten really big to get her out."


I did let him know that my mouth didn't get as big as a crocodile and that the doctors helped to take her out of my tummy, but not through my mouth!

I think we will wait for part 2 of this discussion for a couple more years!


Lindsay said...

That is so funny. He is a thinker - very good quality! I like how he thinks and tries to come up with a solution first.

Abbe said...

All I can say is thank goodness we had c-sections. That can buy us some serious time!