Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The Facts

The kids are growing up, and that means questions are being asked.

Yes, those type of questions.


One Sunday we were watching (at the time) 18 Kids and Counting, and it was the show where Michelle Duggar delivered her 18th child.

I had seen this one before, and knew where the story line would lead us. We kept watching, because if JT was going to start asking questions it might as well come from watching the Duggars.

And the question came ... "How does the baby come out?"

We had covered this question once before, about 5 years ago when I was pregnant with EM. And, it was 6 o'clock in the morning, or earlier. And, he asked if the baby came out of my mouth.

Good morning.

At that time the Berenstain Bears came to my rescue (The Birds, the Bees, and the Berenstain Bears.) Apparently, the answer that satisfied JT when he was 3 did not pass muster now that he is 8.

Thankfully, we were able to quickly, and painlessly, re-cover that topic; this time using a little more detailed terminology ... which he already knew, just never realized how it was all connected.

After that little discussion I wasn't too surprised when ED asked his question the other night,

"Mommy, when did Daddy and you first mate?"

OK, a little surprised, and my heart did stop for a couple seconds.

Now, if there is one thing I've learned since having children (other then always check on the kids when there is silence) it is to ask a clarifying question, before answering their original question.

Me: ED, what do you mean?

ED: When did you and Daddy first see each other.

Me: Oh, when did we first MEET?

That question I can handle.

Happy Tiny Talk Tuesday, for more laughs head over to Mary's at Not Before 7.

1 comment:

Jenilee said...

how funny is that! Oh, I know! We must always clerify because who knows what they are really asking! :) fun post!