11 March 2010

Baby Pills



Gaaa! I was not prepared to tell Josh about the birds and the bees this early on.

I was explaining to Josh how it was because of him that I first became a mommy, that I was not a mommy until he was born. Then the following conversation took place --

Josh: But how did I get inside your tummy?
Me: Hmm… what do you think? (Stalling for time and deliberating on whether to give him straight facts or make something up). 
Josh: I know, I know! Daddy gave something to you and you ate it and it grew and grew inside your tummy and became a baby. 
Me: Oh, you mean like a seed? 
Josh: No, a vitamin! See, if you take one vitamin, you will have one baby; if you take two vitamins, then you’ll have twins. You cannot take more than five; otherwise, your tummy will explode. *Big explosion sound* Just like that. 
Me: I see. Are there special vitamins you take to make a boy baby or a girl baby? 
Josh: Yeah! You take a blue one for a boy and a purple one for a girl.
red-purple pills

Whew! I'm glad he came up with his own explanation for now. Have your children asked and what have you told them? I want to be more prepared next time.

23 COMMENTS:

LPC said...

The best advice I ever heard was to tell the truth, but to tell it in very, very small bits, a step at time, and focus on the child's signs of what they are ready to hear, and when they want to be done with the discussion.

Dandy said...

Oh my God! Your tummy will explode!

Nezzy said...

Joel, my ten year old grandson walked up to his mother just last week and asked his Mama..." so just how does the sperm get into the overarm???" The next morning my son and Joel had a big boy breakfast out.

I'm so glad Josh came up with his own answer but more questions will come soon and very soon. There are some really good books for kids that help parents answer age appropriate.

I would have loved to been a tiny mouse to see the look on your face. Heeeheehe!

God bless and have a marvelous day, sweetie!!!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

How cute! Was he explaining this in front of Zoe? If so, let's hope that explanation lasts for a few more years.

jen@odbt said...

I like Josh's way of thinking. Oh boy...well, you just read about my answers and so far no follow-up questions. Phew!

*Jess* said...

That's awesome! Can I use that logic on my kids?

Menopausal New Mom said...

Oh boy! He is asking at a young age. I'm not prepared at all for that and our daughter turns 4 next month. It's only a matter of time so if you figure out what to say, blog it so I can find it when I need it Lol!

I liked the idea of the pink/blue pills. If only it were that easy to get a boy or a girl!

Wanda said...

Yikes, that's young. (He really is a wunderkind.) Dahlia hasn't been so curious about how the baby got in the tummy - but she really wanted to know how it gets out!! When she was four she told me she thought it came out the belly button - I didn't disagree. More recently I set her straight. (I don't think she got it though.....yet.)
:)

Ang said...

That is the cutest explaination I have ever heard. Amazingly enough None of my 4 have ever asked me that question. Maybe I should start thinking up some answers. LOL

Jana said...

HA! say, you wouldnt happen to have any of those pills lying around would you??? Love that boy.

Keyona said...

Don't you love how kids come to their own clever conclusions on things?

Aunt LoLo said...

Hrm...I think I told BBJ that "Daddy put it there." and she didn't ask any more questions. Oh, and Daddy told her that Mommy had to "poop it out." Heh. Baby steps, right?

Lindy said...

That would be nice if it were that easy - just take a pill.... :)

Velvet Over Steel said...

HaHa... that is adorable! When I tried to 'have the talk' with my oldest son.. many years ago.. He put his hands over his ears and said "NO! Not from my MOM!"... Ok then, So I let his dad (the retired Marine) who just told him basically to 'keep it in his pants'. LOL
I'm pretty sure my son figured it out on his own... hope so since he's going to be a doctor. LOL ~ True story! Hope I made everyone laugh! :-)
~ Coreen

Mom of the Perpetually Grounded said...

Wow, he has it all figured out! If I didn't know there was no chance I would think twice the next time my husband offers me vitamins! I started with a simple outline with mine about growing from eggs at about the same age and added more detailed facts as they got older.

blueviolet said...

I did just what you did. I took their lead and went no further than was necessary at that moment.

Run DMT said...

That is precious!

Alicia said...

That is too cute!!! I wish it were that easy, huh? LOL

I told my kids that God blessed us with them. And that's all they need to know for now! LOL

My husband needs to have the "birds and the bee's" talk with my oldest son though. UGH!

DawnS said...

I always ask them what they think and they almost always come up with way better answers lol! Rylee is way more concerned with how to get it out!

Rachel said...

Josh sure came up with such a special answer on his own =) He saved lots of your brain cell really lol! And i wonder where he gets the idea of linking vitamin pills with babies =p

recently mine shoot me a question.. not about the birds and the bees, but can he marry me. haha

http://www.rachel-lim.com/2010/02/mama-can-i-marry-you.html

Heather said...

Talk about dodging a tricky question (not looking foward to that one myself...I wonder if I can push it off on the husband), I bet that was a huge sigh of relief when he came up with his own explanation...and seriously...so cute!

Yelena R. said...

Oh wow that is sooo funny! But I love that he just came up with his own explanations :)

Rachel said...

That is absolutely hilarious! I love that he came up with that on his own. Good job stalling Mom! :) And his little "explosion" description had me in giggles.

This would be a perfect True Story Tuesday if you'd like to link up this week? Send some of our bloggy friends your way to enjoy this milestone of parenting too? :)

On a serious note - thank you for your comment about the accident/court scene. Ironically, the judge issued a restraining order so she cannot contact me (I did not ask for one). So I don't know how the other driver is doing - but I am praying that she is cleaning up and this will never happen again.

Thanks again - Happy Sunday!

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