Thursday, March 31, 2011

The Birds and The Bees

After lunch yesterday, Morgan brought up the day Merritt was born. Being an emergency C-section, it was quite the event! Hearing Morgan's recollection and retelling from a 3 year old's perspective was fun. Merritt replied, "Sounds like the world stopped the day I was born!" It sure did! At least for your family!

This conversation led to Morgan asking how a woman knows it's time for the baby to be born. I tried to explain contractions and "water breaking" in a simple way! Whew! This led to Merritt asking, "Do you have to have a husband to have a baby?" Note to self and children: Save these conversations for when Momma isn't driving! I took a deep breath and said, "No, you don't have to have a husband to have a baby but in our family, we would like for you to have one before you have a baby!" She replied, "So, you don't have to have a husband to have a baby." "No, Merritt, you don't have to have a husband but it does take both a man and a woman to have a baby." Morgan quickly interrupted, "Can we stop this conversation before it goes too far! Mom's not ready to have the "birds and the bees" talk with us and I'm not ready to hear it!"

"Thank you, Morgan!" a relieved Momma replied!

Morgan, you also helped me realize now isn't the time to give you the All About Me book I just bought!

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