Thursday, May 31, 2007

The Birds and the Bees according to C

Part of our bedtime routine with our daughter includes bedtime prayers. A time that has proven to be quite interesting (see this post and this post). Recently she has started adding to my prayers...either praying her own prayers quietly while I'm praying, or adding statements onto my prayers. The other night after we prayed for a baby brother or sister she piped up and said...

"And let the nut crack the egg."

Huh? Nut crack the egg? What was she talking about? Was it something at school or daycare? Unable to figure out what she was talking about, I asked her to explain. She said...

"Babies come from eggs. The egg needs to crack open so the baby can get out."

"C, what is the nut?"

"Your vitamin."

Ahh...the folic acid I take every morning.

Hubby and I had a good laugh after I relayed the conversation to him, and he was able to explain some of her reasoning. C has been asking lots of questions about babies...how they get in mommy's tummy and how do they get out. During one of these conversations my hubby had told her that there were eggs in mommy's tummy, and that a seed would hit the egg to make it a baby. He said..."She never asked me what the seed was". I'm ok with her thinking it's a vitamin for now.

8 comments:

Ruth said...

Hehe, the day will be there sooner then you know!!

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Anonymous said...

Yup, babies come from vitamins. I'll go with that one too.
Very cute.
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Nadine said...

I love the mind of a young child. The way they process life as they see it. Very cute story.

Lala's world said...

ok that is soo priceless! she will love that one at her wedding!!

redheads said...

C is so funny. I am dreading the TALK but I know its coming soon. My kids think it just happens when mommy and daddy love each other enough.... God gives them a baby.
I like the vitimin idea :)

BehavenPaPa said...

That was sweet!
Those are the stories you keep for when she is married. Many years from now.