Monday, April 20, 2009

how do babies come out?

Dash-1 is a tenacious kid, he gets that from his father of course. If he asks a question and I don't adequately answer it, it will be asked again. And again until the answer is sufficient enough for him.

And I know many of you out there are thinking "Geez he's four just sell him some line." Not that easy with him, he can smoke out bullshit like nobodies business. That he gets from his mother.

Lately he's been very into this whole baby situation. Most likely because I've popped and he also just found some baby book that was around the house with pictures of the baby in utero.

He's also a science geek so this intrigued him.

He gets that the baby is in mommy's tummy. He's bothered by how it got there and well flyboy and I haven't come up with an answer yet. He saw a picture of the cells so I played the whole "life starts as a ball of cells" card and he wanted to know where the cells came from.

Sticky eh?

Until this morning. He came up to me and asked how the baby will get out of my tummy once its ready.

Ummmm......

I looked at him and said, "That's a great question, I'll have to think about it and I'll get back to you."

He looked at me like I was an idiot, I told you he can sniff out BS, "But mommy, dash-2 and I came out so how did it work?"

Oh yeah, I forgot, I was there for that wasn't I? Shoot.

I'm not proud. I bribed him with candy and then emailed flyboy to give him a heads up that he better start thinking of something. I have a feeling this will be revisited again.

But then again I'm cool with just continuing to distract him with gummy worms.

26 comments:

  1. When my last grandson was born my daughter insisted that we be there, in the room, oh no...I went, hid behind a curtain most of the time bud did see the actual delivery, lala, about 10 or 11 was also present, maybe that is why she is not pregnant. Maybe that would be an experience dash-1 could learn from, ask lala.

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  2. Ahh!! How are you supposed to answer questions like that? My mom told me that the babies came out of her belly button....or I think I may have assumed that after seeing a big stretch mark there. I dunno...that's what I thought when I was younger. SO not looking forward to this later!

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  3. Oh boy. Well that's going to be an interesting discussion, huh? My poor mother got cornered when I was six and very concerned that I would contract AIDS on the playground. I ended up learning about the birds and the bees a little earlier than most kids, I think.

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  4. oh goodness. please keep us posted on the answer that you plan on giving. Maybe, if you come up with multiple, you could have us vote for the one we think is best?

    Although, if the crowd is anything like me, we all may end up picking a goofy one... ;P

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  5. I have to say I've been asking myself this question... but I believe I have different concerns and meant it in a different way than dash-1.

    My mom bought me one of those cartoon sex education books from the bookstore which I remember answered that question well. It will be interesting to see how you choose to answer!

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  6. I was going to say something about a slide or a ladder or something, but...then there's always the issue of dash-1 wanting to try or see it. That would cause yet another problem.

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  7. I can't wait to hear how you'll tell him....


    I feel a GOOD GOOD post coming up..... :D

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  8. Oh goodness, that little one is too smart for his own good. I wish I could think of something good. Good luck with that!

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  9. HA HA! Don't you just love those questions! When I was a kid, coming from a family of ten, all of my older siblings would have ME ask our parents those questions cause I guess its allowed when your five:p When my older brother Sean told me to ask my dad about sex, yeah you should have seen his eyes! I know now that I was being set up just so the others could have a laugh at our scrambling parents trying to find the right answer:p

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  10. What about telling him that the doctor helps the baby come out?

    My husband and I had a brief chat about this theother day after Oprah had her show on about teaching teens about sex.

    Hope you find a good way to tell him! :-)

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  11. Oh goodness. Good luck with that! I must say though it was super cute to read!

    Last week at work some of us teachers were talking as the kids were walking outside to the playground and someone mentioned one little girls name who is a handful. The one teacher was like oh I always wanted to name my daughter that name but after that little girl that all changed and I ended up naming my daughter something else. Well this got some little boy thinking and he looked at us, titled his head and said "So where do babies come from?" He's 4 or 5 I think. We played that we didn't hear him and luckily he didn't ask again.

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  12. We haven't had to have that discussion yet since Fabul-O knows she came to NC on an airplane and there likely won't be no birthing of babies at our house. However, what we are having to discuss is how "light chocolate" babies come to live with "vanilla" mommies and daddies. "'cause so-and-so had a baby sister/brother and dems all the same color."

    I guess what I'm trying to say is this: better you than me and I'm with the rest of 'em..can't wait to hear how it turns out :) However, come time to delve deep into adoption with explaining birth mommy vs. vanilla mommy, you are more than welcome for a front row seat at my corner of the internets.

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  13. Oh goodness! The questions are starting, oh no!

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  14. What about looking at the library for a book. Although knowning dash 1 just go get him that video they show in bio about having a baby. Or read him a text book. I'm totally kiding (kinda) Good luck. Maybe i'll hold off on having a baby till the girls understand more

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  15. hmmmnnn that is a sticky one...I forgot what I told marcia and jan...I think I just told them out of my tummy...and probably bribed them with something girly. LOL

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  16. Not that this would work for you, but I bet you'd get a KICK out of this blog: http://pearmama.blogspot.com/2009/04/please-dont-ever-make-me-talk-about-sex.html

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  17. He's a smart one!! I am not looking forward to having that conversation someday!

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  18. When I was a kid I thought mommies got preggo because daddies peed on them. And how the baby came out??? Mommy peed it out. I was a little obsessed with the urine thing huh?? I think my mom went along qith this theory for years until I started watching R rated movies with the neighbor kids LOL.

    I can't wait to hear what you and flyboy come up with.

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  19. Just tell him God put the babies there! And that the doctors operate to take them out!

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  20. Oh goodness... I can't wait to hear how you decide to answer him. I have a feeling I'll be laughing hysterically. Keep us posted!

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  21. My mother was a nurse so I got graphic details at a very young age. I was like the kid on kindergarten cop, "Boys have a penis and girls have a vagina!".

    I also remember telling my mother a dirty joke that I didn't quite understand and her explanation is stuck in my mind FOR-EV-ER.

    So I guess the moral of the story is that it doesn't matter if you tell him the truth or make something up. He will remember it and tell his friends when he's an adult. Just like all of us.

    Or ...not, because he's a boy and boy's don't generally talk about things like that. Either way, you're screwed.

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  22. Oh gummy worms! Wait what was this post about...? :)

    I'm glad I'm nowhere even close to that conversation yet. Good luck with this one as I have no advice whatsoever :)

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  23. you are AWESOME! im cracking up!!! LOVE that hes a lil BS detector! mikey has asked me the same question and i just told him that they all came out of mommys
    " private parts". He got that one.lol. no further questions. HA!!! Good luck with that tho.lol

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  24. I was asked last week by my 6 year old how they got in there. (babies that is) I just said, God puts them there as a special blessing. Thank goodness he didn't push further. Then he asked the same question yours did about how they come out and my youngest chimes in to her older brother in a very matter of fact type of way..."out of you belly button silly" He looked at me for confirmation on her answer and I just nodded and agreed with her! WHEW! Made it through that Q&A with flying colors thanks to my 4 year old! LOL!

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  25. I have to say I'm a big fan of buying a book written for his age group, and going with as much truthfulness as possible.

    But then come up with a funny explanation and post about it. :-p

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