And here we are, she had to ask this question! OMG, I knew it would come one day or another! How do you want to explain this to a kid? Not that I don't know, eh? But how to explain, and be sure to use the right words, and also not sound silly at the same time. Because, yes, if you start talking about bees and pollen, your kid will feel like something is not right in your head or you are withholding pertinent information! And with the evolution of our society, you can't even start explaining that you need a couple made of a mother and father,... today, a woman can have a baby "alone", two women or two men can have babies too, and here in the USA, we even had a woman, who changed sex to become a man and who gave birth after! So just to say that when my daughter asked me, I started to wonder myself how it works and I am not sure what to say!
How did you explain to your kids today how babies are made?
February 05, 2015
there is a wonderful book that I was given and my parents would read to me, even after I learned to read @4yrs. the book is to the point and doesn't use faux confused talking animals to communicate.
the book meets kids at their level and was simply called: "Where Did I Come From?" by Peter Mayle.
I found a copy in a bookstore about 15yrs (early 20s) ago and silently thanked my parents for their forethought and never ending respect for knowledge, and irreverent attitude about sex.
February 16, 2015
The good old common, it's the pink elephant that comes flying in with you on clear nights.
The elephant also for some odd reason often appear in people when they are drunk and or intoxicated by other means - hallucinations.
Seems to be a worker of many trades. Or services..
June 14, 2015
Omigosh! - here I am a grandmother who doesn't remember being asked this question. However, I would think, based on the age of the child, "Keep it simple" stick to the basics and don't bring in all those hi tech ways for a woman to get pregnant unless asked. Hopefully you will be opening a conversation and will be asked related questions in the future. The hardest one in my family who are avid church goers and home-schooled, was "How come cousin Susie is expecting since we don't believe that one should do such things?" (before marriage).
Note: in former days when we lived closer to the farm, the breeding of animals was seen by all - I remember dogs in the street engaged in the "mating tie" - possibly explained to me by someone; and soon the cute puppies were there to enjoy. Hopefully the mating of humans is a bit more discreet, but not so different.
June 14, 2015