7yo: “Mommy how did you feel when you were pregnant?”
Me: “Pretty good. Mostly. I really loved being pregnant.”
7yo: “Did it hurt?”
Me: “No, being pregnant didn’t hurt. Except for the time when I had Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction and I couldn’t walk for a few weeks.”How did I come out? Did I really come out of your vagina?”
Me: “Yes. You totally came out of my vagina. And they even had to use forceps to help you come out.”
He then gave me a kiss on the cheek and he left.
I love the simplicity of kids. I love the honesty of his questions and I thoroughly enjoy answering them as honest as possible even if I think he won’t fully understand what I’m saying… like this first time he asked me where babies come from.
My kids have both asked me how babies come out of their mommy’s bellies, but they have yet to ask how they get in. I’m biting my nails a little about that one, but when the question comes, I will do my best to answer it honestly and age appropriately. I don’t want to lie but I don’t want to give them too much information. We’re on a need to know basis at my house.
Have your kids asked you where babies come from? If they’re too young, have you thought about how you will answer their questions? Will you tell them about Santa’s pet, the stork, or will you be honest?
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