The Facts of Life

September 9, 2008 at 12:58 pm 3 comments

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.)

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. AnJo  |  September 10, 2008 at 5:51 am

    LOL… Am I glad I did clicked that link today… How will I ever explain to the girls that they came from frozen embryos?!? Mumble mumble…

  • 2. amy  |  September 12, 2008 at 9:19 pm

    that’s hillarious!!!! we have not had that convo yet, but i’m sure it’s coming soon, especially since alejandro keeps saying that he is going to marry his sister when he grows up and I keep telling him that he can’t.

  • 3. KF  |  April 22, 2009 at 9:24 am

    I told my 4 year old that mommy and daddy prayed for a little brother for him and that God put the baby inside mommy’s belly. No need to get all technical with and eggs and seeds, etc. We’ll go into more detail when he’s a little older.

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