After Mason (age 6) asked me two days in a row where babies come from, I could no longer avoid the inevitable. I pulled up a lovely (ahem) graphic of a uterus on the Internet, and explained in very basic terms about how the baby grows in there.
But, that wasn’t good enough for Mason. Tapping the pink uterus cartoon on my computer screen, he said, ” But how does the baby get IN THERE?!”
With a huge sigh, I told him, in very basic terms, how it works. His reaction? He started cracking up! He clearly thought I was joking and he continued to laugh so hard I thought he was going to wet his pants. Then, he stood up and walked out of the room, still laughing hysterically.
That brought back memories of the day I told Ali (now age 21) about the facts of life. Her response? “That is the most disgusting thing I have EVER heard and I am NEVER going to do that!!!”
Since Mason is our youngest, this was, hopefully, the last time I’ll need to explain the facts of life to a child. But, if Mason later says, “No, Mom, really…where DO babies come from?”, I’ll be prepared. Today, at Powells.com (my favorite big online bookstore), I ordered a copy of Where Did I Come From? by Peter Mayle.
There must be something in in the water this week because last night Max (age 11) started asking about, ahem, development…so I also ordered a copy of What’s Happening To My Body? Book for Boys by Lynda Madaras, Area Madaras and Simon Sullivan. Bless the authors of both those books for helping parents out!!!
This week’s Masonism:
Last night at bedtime, Mason asked, “Mommy, when are you gonna have another baby?”
I said, “Oh, honey, you’re our baby. We’ve had five and we’re not going to have anymore.”
He frowned and said, “But, I wanted you to make me another friend.”
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