Monday, October 27, 2008

From the Mouth of a Babe....

So Shorty and I were driving home from ballet on Saturday and the subject of babies comes up. Shorty says, "How does the baby get out of the mommy's belly?" I continued to listen and she says, "so does it come up your chest and out your mouth?"

I chuckled a bit and let her know that babies do not come out of the mommy's mouth. She inquired further and I said when she was older she'd learn more about that.

So...should I have just told her they come out the mommy's vagina? She knows the word. I was afraid she'd be shocked or sicked out...does this make me a bad mommy?

Bring on the flogging!

3 comments:

LoriB said...

i say... if your answer sufficed her curiosity all is good....for now. it won't be long before she's inquiring for more! remind me to tell you the story about my nephew's question to his mom and his later comment about my my brother.

Mama Mia! said...

Huh. I don't know how I would respond to Emma in the same situation. I guess its one of those where I'll only know what I'd do when I'm actually in the moment. But it sounds like you handled it well - that a baby comes shooting out of a mom's va-jay-jay isn't a "must know" fact at 4 really.

Danielle-lee said...

You are not a bad mom for not telling her! My 3 year old asked, and I told her. She didn't quite get it, but later she will. She seemed fine with the answer, and continued on with her day.