Scott has been asking us questions about where babies come from for awhile now. I've managed to answer his inquiries without telling too much. This strategy is working so far only because I don't think he could possibly imagine what sex is. He might be smart and able to talk in depth about something like electricity, but the idea of sex, there's no way he has a clue. And I sure don't want him to. Either he'll be trying to figure out how exactly that works by experimenting with his neighbor or he'll blurt stuff out in public like, "I know why Daddy has a penis and Mommy has a vagina!"
I also think he senses that this is a topic I am not going to explore completely with him at this time. But we've had some funny moments so far. I'm sure there are more, but here are a few that come to mind.
One time when Scott was at my mom's house, he innocently asked, "I know girl's don't have a penis, but what is it again that the they have?" My mom answered, "A vagina" To which Scott inquired, "Can I see it?"
Last year, on my birthday, while Matt was busy training for the Ironman race, I had to take the kids with me so that I could get breakfast (that I didn't have to make). With two kids in tow going into Perkin's, Scott asked, "I know that babies grow inside your belly, but how, exactly, do they get in there?" I think I was let off the hook because our table was ready!
A few months ago Scott asked why he couldn't marry his sister. I told him it was against the law and also icky. He said, "Why? I love my sister. And besides that, it would be so much easier, I already live with her."
“Why does there need to be a dad? The mom is the one who has the baby in her belly. What does the dad do?” What, indeed, I wonder.
And the most recent one, sparked by a conversation about heredity and your genetic make-up when I was explaining why he might also get poison ivy because both mom and dad react to it. I told Scott he was really good at something and he said, "Well, since I came from you. And Daddy helped. I would be good at that just like you guys."
That Daddy, always willing to help out.
Come on, share your favorite "where do babies come from" story. I'm sure you have some good ones.