Friday, January 22, 2010
How To Answer The Question “Where Do Babies Come From?
Apparently my explanation to my 4-year old daughter a few weeks ago didn’t resonate completely with her:
“My seed, otherwise know as ‘sperma’ or haploid with 23 chromosomes, and mommy’s egg, also with 23 chromosomes met in the mommy’s womb and formed a diploid cell and after it fertilized a zygote was formed, which is basically a baby, and now you’ll be a big sister in a few months. Now go clean your room, brush your teeth, be nice to mommy, and don’t forget to wash your hands after using the bathroom. I love you.”
Today my daughter told my wife how her baby brother got into her belly:
“You ate a baby seed and now you need to eat healthy food like pizza and blueberries to feed it.”
And then she went onto explain –
“Joe’s mommy’s both have veh-hina’s and was born from both of them at Target.”
And then continued with—
“Can we go see the Chipmunks Squeakquel again?”
To which I jumped in and answered –
One time was more than enough. I still can’t believe how bad that movie was…
Have your kids ever asked you the “Where do babies come from” question? If so, how did you answer?