Birds and the Bees – HELP!
So, I was picking up G Man (aged 6) from school last week and I happened to mention that I was going out as soon as we got home to pick Hiccup up from the vets.
Why is Hiccup at the vets G Man asks.
Well, I say, we took him in to have an operation.
What sort of operation?
Hiccup is having an operation so that he cant have any baby cats I tell him confidently, feeling that was going to be the end of the conversation.
*ten seconds silence*
Mummy, how do cats have babies?
*cue thinking music*
Well, I say, cats have babies the same way Mummies and Daddies have babies.
How do Mummies and Daddies have babies?
Well……(slight mental panic) Daddy gives Mummy a seed and it goes in Mummy’s tummy and a baby grows in there.
*wide eyes and massive thinking time*
So I grew in your tummy Mummy?
(whew!!, got out of that one *mental high five*)
How did I get out of your tummy?
Well……. (massive mental panic) you know how you and Daddy and Master J all have winkies and Mummy doesn’t?
Lets ask Daddy when we get home huh??
G Man runs in – Daddy, how did I get out of Mummy’s tummy when I was a baby?
WTF??? Mr Point Fives eyes say to me?
*hurried husband and wife kitchen talking*
I explain as best as I could our car conversation – I don’t know what to tell him I say, can you help?
Don’t look at me, he says, I would have said Hiccup went to the vets for his injections.
I SO should have thought of that!
What would YOU say? Is six too young to be told all the gory details of childbirth?
I cant tell you how tempted I was to tell him he came out of my bellybutton, but I didn’t.
Oh LOOK! What’s that over there?? Distraction for the WIN.
Does anyone have any good book suggestions that we should buy?
I remember the “Where Did I Come From?” book but I cannot remember how old I was when I was shown it. Surely not six??
Is that still the best one?
HELP! I was so not prepared for that conversation with my six year old!