The birds and the bees.

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? 🙂


About Katie White

believer. wife. mom. friend. life in transition.
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8 Responses to The birds and the bees.

  1. punkinmama says:

    Wow. And also, HAHAHA!

  2. Amy says:

    Okay, I’ve got tears streaming down my face!!! That is maybe the funniest version of the birds and the bees talk I’ve ever heard! And I think now we can be assured that Abby Brown and Alaina’s friendship was an example of “opposites attract” – AB would never want to know any of that! She still covers her eyes when people kiss on tv. 🙂

  3. Tinlizzy3 says:

    We talked about how my 1yo can only eat rice, toast, bananas, applesauce while she has this diarrhea stomach bug. Also “Eeewww”, but not nearly as interesting as your conversation!

  4. While in the hospital, I had to field these 2 questions, within the first 10 minutes of the girls arriving.
    1. how did that baby get out of your tummy?
    2. why do you still look pregnant?

    it was a lovely (and short) sibling visit.

  5. Deb Baresic says:

    Dad and I talked about why I couldn’t find my email on my phone. Not nearly as exciting as your lunch. Nor as interesting….

  6. WOW! You know, when my mom and I had that talk, I don’t think that I connected it was something my parents had actually done to produce me. I’m kinda glad for that!!

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