The Facts of Life
OK, not school related, but the conversation did take place on the way to school last week after discussing how my son is a combination of mine and his Dad’s DNA:
Kid: But if I came out of YOU, then how do I have Dad’s DNA too?
Mom: Well, you’re a combination!
Kid: But how did the DNA get together?
Mom: Uh, heh heh, it’s kind of hard to explain, ha ha. I’ll tell you later, OK? Heh heh. (Nervous giggles starting.)
Kid: Pleaaaaase. Just tell me.
Mom: Well, heh heh, mumble mumble *woman* mumble *man* mumble *in love* mumble *kissing* mumble mumble *showing love for each other* mumble *liquid passes* (ack, that was a terrible descriptor) mumble *contains seeds* mumble mumble *seed and egg combine and grows into a baby.* Whew. I know that sounds a little weird, doesn’t it. You’ll understand it better when you’re older.
Kid: Should we try it at home?
Mom: Huhhhhh? Uh. What?
Kid: Combining a real egg and a seed. You know, like a hard-boiled egg and some plant seeds. And growing a baby!
Mom: (Snort) Well, it doesn’t really work with a real egg and seed. And besides, I don’t really want another baby (because I’d have to go through this whole conversation again in 5 years.)