Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Deep thoughts

 

Today as we were driving home from Bug’s horse riding lessons, we had the following conversation:

 

Bug: (looking at a map of Florida, with a picture of a manatee on it) “Why are they called MAN-atees? They can’t all be MAN-atees.  Some of them have to be WOMAN-atees, because if they were all boys they couldn’t make any more, right Mom?”

Me: “That’s true”

Bug: “Because the girls are the ones with the eggs, and the boys have the sperm, right?”

Me: “Yup”

** Keep in mind, Bug is our animal-obsessed child who has watched many nature videos, including animals mating, but has yet to learn about the real “birds and the bees” **

 

Bug: “So, how do people get the sperm to the egg without doing anything inappropriate?”

Me: (trying my best to stifle my laughter) “What would you consider inappropriate?”

Bug: “Jumping on each other like the elephants do.  It would also be inappropriate to be bottom to bottom like the doggies.”

Me: “Well….people do have a special way of doing it, and you will  learn about that when you are 8”  (Pulling a number out of the air and hoping she won’t hold me to it if I change my mind later)

Bug: “Ok. I just wanted to make sure you would tell me sometime. It doesn’t have to be today”

I just love her!  She’s known for a while that Daddy has the sperm, I had the egg, and together they made a baby.  It was only a matter of time before she analyzed it and tried to figure out just how they came together.  LOL

2 comments:

Ginger said...

Oh my! That is too funny! Keep explaining it in nature and she'll figure it out on her own.
But good luck w/ the 8 thing. When the littles were 3, I told them they couldn't have gum until they were 5. I wish I'd said 6 b/c as soon as they turned 5 they asked for gum. Kids don't forget stuff like that. ;)

Stacy said...

Ginger,
That's what I'm hoping for - that it will just come naturally and at no big surprise since she's learned about how God made the animals procreate :) I absolutely LOVE Emily chewing gum though, because it gives her great oral sensory input. You are right though, they have great memories for those little details!