In the car, on the ride home from school the other day, my 9-year-old son asked me if it was legal for two boys or two girls to get married.
I told him that it was legal in some states.
He then asked me how two men would get a baby. I nervously told him they would have to adopt a baby if they wanted one because you need a man and a woman to make a baby. Sweat began to pop up on my brow because I could sense where this conversation was headed.
"Well, boys and girls can sit beside each other at school and not get a baby so how do a man and a woman make one?"
"Ummm,errrrr,ummm,well, um, let's talk about that at home when we have more time," was my feeble reply.
Left field, y'all. That's where this came from.
So I'm left wondering if perhaps he has heard something at school, on tv, on the computer, that has made him think about boys and girls sitting beside one another and no babies appearing and thus questioning how they are actually made.
But I can't really spend too much time wondering because it's only a matter of time before he asks me again and I won't be able to "ummmm and errrrr" my way out of it.
Excuse me while I google "books for sweaty mom to use to help her explain where babies come from to her baby."
I'm not ready for this.