Friday, November 04, 2011

It Finally Happened

The kids have been fascinated for quite some time about my pregnancies and births with each of them. Both of them have just wanted to know how they got out of me, but never the other way around. They know that I had a c-section with both of them because they've seen photos of their births and we've briefly talked about the other way of having babies (without too much detail, of course). But no questions about the other.
Until today.
Caleb just randomly asked me today how he got into my tummy.
Now, I have been thinking about this conversation for a long time and how I would appropriately answer this question without going into specifics. I do not believe that a 6 year old boy needs to know all the particulars, so I've carefully considered what I should say, but still really had no idea what would actually come out of my mouth.
So, when the question came out of nowhere today, all I said was, "God put you there."
He seemed fine with that answer and went about his business, so we're going to leave it at that for now.


Hoppe Family said...

There is a book, Johnny Jack and His Beginnings, by Pearl S. Buck. It was published in the 1960's. If you can find it, you might consider reading it to him (after you have read it yourself). It is a very gentle was of introducing the subject, and does not give details. I've read it to Kimmi. On the one hand, it is just a fun story, on the other if a child has questions, it answers them in an undetailed way.

Orlinda said...

hahaha, good answer. :)