Sunday, January 25, 2009


The other day Sarah asked me how babies got in a mommy's belly. As I contemplated to what degree I would take this discussion she said, "By magic?"
I thought that suggestion sounded like a suitable explanation for an almost-five-year-old because even for me the thought of a human being growing inside of me sometimes seems magical. But I thought I should at least clarify and give her a heads up for future discussions by telling her that it takes a mommy and a daddy to put a baby in the mommy's belly. She had a puzzled look on her face as she tried to figure out why a daddy was essential to this equation. Then the light bulb lit and she said, "Oh, the daddy puts the baby in the belly with magic!"
"Um, yeah it kind of works like that," I said.
Seeing that her fairy tale explanation of procreation completely satisfied her young mind, I decided to leave the whole magic wand discussion for a later date.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, what kids will ask and how we answer... From the mouth of babes...Well done!