Wednesday, September 30, 2009
I don't know about you but I did not know that I would be getting the where do babies come from question from my six year old. Truthfully, that is not precisely the question that I got. My son seemed to understand that the baby came from my stomach. He either remembers when I was pregnant with the younger boy or maybe seeing my sister in law pregnant with my neice. Anyway, the question I got was how does the doctor get the baby out of you? Now I could have tried to put him off but he I think had visions of the doctor cutting me all up to get the baby out. So calmly without using any pictures, I explained that I pushed the baby out. Of course now he thinks I pooped (his word) the baby out. I hope I did the right thing but it seemed to make sense to him and frankly I thought that since I had boys that should be the husbands job! Anyway, being a reader I went looking for books on the subject. Unbelieveably, most of the books claimed to be for the 6-8 or 7-9 age range. I however did not think he was ready for the looking at body parts conversation so will be leaving sleeping dogs to lie at least until I get more follow up questions.