Oh yes, it’s exactly what you’re thinking.
Today at lunch, we had THE TALK.
It all started with a random conversation about periods (I really can’t remember even how that started) and why a woman has one. And since we’ve been talking about possibly trying to have another baby, Alaina (who’s 9) quickly took the “a woman has a period so that she can get pregnant” to “how does a woman get pregnant so you can get pregnant.”
I was really hoping that “the sperm fertilizes the egg” answer would work.
But of course, it didn’t. Here’s a bit of our conversation:
A: Where does the sperm and egg come from?
Me: The sperm comes from a man and the egg comes from a woman.
A (after some quick thinking): But how does the sperm get into a woman then?
Me: Are you sure you want to talk about this right now?
A: Yes, I want to know how a woman gets pregnant, so you can get pregnant.
Me (trying really hard not to giggle like a schoolgirl and hoping to not have to go into further detail): God made boys and girls different – boys have a penis and girls have a vagina, so they can have sex and make babies.
A: But how does the sperm get into the woman’s body?
Me: Are you sure you want to hear this?
A: Yes, yes I am. (and holding her fingers near her ears goes on:) I’m ready to plug my ears if I don’t want to hear any more.
Me (laughing, because for some reason, I just can’t NOT laugh): The penis goes into the vagina.
A: EWWWWW!!!! EWWWWWW!!!! (And a minute later:) So you and daddy did that sex with me and Cami and Luke?!
Me: Yes Alaina.
A: Why haven’t we ever seen you do that sex?
Me (laughing hysterically at this point because of the look on Alaina’s face): Because sex is something that’s personal and private.
A: Well have that sex thing so you can get pregnant again! Do it mom! Do it!
So what did you talk about at lunch today? 🙂