should have resisted
the very early sex talk
should have known better
Over the past few months I’ve been getting a lot of "where do babies come from" questions from the wee one. A lot of his friends are getting baby brothers and sisters now, and he’s naturally curious. Now, I know that as a three-year-old, he’s not going to understand how babies are made. Yet, I don’t want to feed him the stork story either.
We briefly talked about mommies growing babies in their tummies, but there was no mention of how the babies got there in the first place. Then, all by himself, with no explanation or prompting involved, the wee one began announcing to people that babies come out of mommies butts.
So we cooled it on the baby talk for a while.
Out of the blue this afternoon he came up to me and asked, "Do babies come from eggs?" I asked him where he had heard that – did daddy tell him that? He shook his head. So I told him that some babies, like birds and lizards come from eggs. Then I went a little too far and said that mommies have tiny, tiny eggs that babies come from.
The wee one said, "but you have big eggs. I can see them."
"You can?" I asked, wondering what strange bulges he was referring to. "Where are they?"
"In the refrigerator."