On the way to school Little Girl and I have a chance to talk. You know the kind of talk. You move the mirror so you can see and you chat. If it is a bad chat there is waving and stern looks…for example if said child was in trouble at school. If it is a happy chat both hands stay on the wheel and it is all smiles. Well, this morning it was a happy chat and then I was hit with THE QUESTION!
How do babies come out of mom’s?
Out of the blue! I mean there should be some warning. I let her process her question. She gave her opinion. It is either magic or the doctors cut the baby out of the stomach. Then she asks herself “well, how did Mary have baby Jesus if there was no doctor to cut him out?” Then she gave me the look to interject. I asked her if she REALLY wanted to know. I was prepared to tell her how they get pushed out which I am sure would lead to how that darn thing got in there.
She looked at me and thought for a second. Then she said. “No. I just want to know how my baby is going to come out when I get older.” To which I responded…”Well, we can worry about that when you are pregnant.” That was a good enough response because she then asked about her soccer game on Saturday.
Dodged that bullet.
I believe in answering kids questions as honest as developmentally appropriate. At what age did you or do you plan on telling your child?