Sunday, January 23, 2011

The Answer Man

The children are becoming inquisitive.

They are full of questions and this weekend...iKeith was The Answer Man!

It started in the car on Saturday when we were driving to Boulder so I could have lunch with some local bloggers.  They asked what a stranger was.  iKeith went on to describe a stranger and what someone might do to get you to go with them.

They were terrified and Alex asked iKeith to please shoot the strangers.

Then they asked about hurricanes and tornados.  They were then convinced that our apartment was going to blow away and we'd have to live in our storage room in the basement.

Today....I was on my way to spend my GYMBUCKS when I got a phone call from iKeith.  He had just had to explain where babies come from because Alex started asking questions about his equipment.  Which led to Mallory asking about babies coming out and the location of the birth canal.

Mallory is convinced that babies come out of your butt. 

The good news is that they didn't ask how babies are MADE. 

19 comments:

  1. To this point, I've gotten away with explaining that GL was born from my special place. Oh and I that when TOM arrives, I use "lady stuff".

    Ugh. But with a 7yo my days are numbered. I have to come clean.

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  2. My kids thought that kids come out of your butt for years and now they're at an age where I should probably explain how babies are made. * DREADING! *

    Can I just say the stork brings them?

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  3. Funny :) I try very hard not to go into too much detail about ANYTHING, and only answer direct questions. Who knows what they're thinking of, anyway??

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  4. Oh arent the the questions awesome?! And you somehow managed to avoid them...awesome!

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  5. Too funny! He handled it very well though. I can only imagine what my husband will say when Abby starts asking questions. We have time so maybe I should start a list of acceptable responses! LOL... Never too early to get prepared!

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  6. Yes Kasey...think of those answers now because I'm pretty sure I would have preferred he leave the BIRTH CANAL talk out!

    I can see it now...I'm going to walk into their room one day and find Alex looking for Mallory's birth canal...just in case she's pregnant.

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  7. I was pregnant with Bud when Baby Girl was three so we had lots of questions about where babies come from. We bought a book that basically explained how babies grow and then come out, but not how they are made. Luckily she never really asked that. It was by Dr. Sears and she loved it.

    And I've been telling her about stranger since she was about 18 months old. I'm clearly a freak.

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  8. I've been waiting for the perfect time to tell them about strangers but I was going to hold off until I had their microchip installed.

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  9. I FELT like my first baby was going to come out of my butt. :)

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  10. Wait a couple of smarty pants! They seems a little young to be asking such deep questions, it's no wonder you're searching for an academically charged school!

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  11. Wait. Babies don't come out of your butt?

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  12. Just give them a few years and they'll be telling you things, LOL!

    The grocery cart in the previous post is awesome! I often go the store for eggs & fruit too ;)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, for some reason the link to my Aunt's blog isn't working but she's at hereonhartland.blogpsot.com

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  13. I TOTALLY thought babies came out of my butt until I was in labor.

    I'm not ready to address this question...like EVER...so I'll probably pretend like I don't understand what she's asking me OR I'll tell her to ask her daddy.

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  14. Thanks for checking out my Aunt's blog, she now has her settings adjusted, she will be thrilled with a comment!

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  15. Oh dear...far too young for the full story on childbirth.

    I have had to talk to the twins about strangers and I think I scared the bejeezus out of them. Not that they stay next to me in public places any more than they did previously...

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  16. Just like telling them cars can hit them in a parking lot doesn't stop them from running around like crazy people.

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  17. This is all kinds of awesomeness.

    Whew, glad they didn't ask THE question. I'm dreading that. I've practiced my answer, but I'll be honest...it sounds ridiculous.

    Michael and Isaiah watched a documentary on plane crashes...now Isaiah is sure that one is going to crash into our house at any moment. Genius on the hubby's part. He knows better than to watch a show like that with little company.

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  18. I'm told the best thing to do is answer honestly when you are asked those kinds of questions, but I prefer to change the subject!

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  19. Poor Alex and Mallory, they are scared of everything now. And poor iKeith, he got to explain everything... YIKES!
    I can't believe he went as far as to explain the "birth canal" to them.
    But I'm with Chris, I felt like my babies were coming out my butt, and after my episiotomy... they almost were - OUCH!

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