Tuesday, March 6, 2012

In which I burn up the Google with my search for a book that comes with a human to do this for me.

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. 


deborah said...

I have a really neat set of books that I like written for kids and their questions on this subject.

"Before I Was Born" is the name of the second one. Search on Amazon. I was going to link to it, but it wouldn't work. "The Story of Me" is the first one and authors are Steve and Brenna Jones. The second book might be a different author. It is a 4 book set with different recommended ages on each book.

Anonymous said...

Oh goodness! I've got an 8 year old that I'm hoping doesn't start asking soon. I have to explain the birds and the bees, and then throw in the subject of adoption... not looking forward to it. :) I guess this is one of the blessings of parenthood.

I think it helps when our parents have been open and up front about the subject. Won't help me - I got "the talk" the night before I got married. I was 26. (had it pretty much already figured out.)LOL. Just think that if you answer this well, you'll be making it that much easier for him when he has to explain it to his kids.