“Mommy. Where do babies come from?”
Do you have your answer ready? Here are your choices:
A) A stork drops them off at the door step.
B) They grow in a cabbage patch.
C) They come from a fertilized egg, only it’s not like the eggs we get at the grocery store. This is a very special tiny egg that mommies have inside them. It is fertilized by tiny sperm, which daddies have. That is why every baby is made up of part mommy and part daddy! The fertilized egg grows in a special place in mommy called a uterus. It takes 9 months for the fertilized egg to grow and grow and grow until its a baby that is ready to be born.
I hope your answer is (c). Doesn’t that sound as exciting as dinosaurs and volcanoes? Well, it’s about the same for children, so don’t get all caught up in your own adult taboos. Just give them the information and try to look like you are not crapping your pants at the same time.
P.S. This will be the first of MANY talks. Next they’ll want to know how that sperm got there. Are you ready for that?