Thursday, 29 July 2010

The birds and the bees

My 4yo is a child of the soil.

One bedtime last week we were answering the age old question of "Where do babies come from?".
I told him that Daddies plant seeds inside Mummies and a baby grows.  He thought for a bit - "is it a carrot seed?" he asked. "No", I said "because that would grow a carrot". "Oh yes! I must be a baby seed". "Yes" I said. "That's good" he said - "because you can't grow carrots..."

(We then got onto the mechanics. After flatly dismissing the anatomical explaination of the "special cuddle" that Daddies give to Mummies he seems to have decided that Daddy keeps a magic wand in his trousers that he waved over Mummy. A trip to the magician will never seem the same again!)

On the gardening front after a week away in Brittany I am dusting off my courgette recipies.


  1. Ha ha ha

    I remember this sort of conversation!

    One tip

    only answer the question they are ACTUALLY asking you...!

  2. Hahaha! You can't grow carrots! :D
    Brittany, I was there last year and simply loved every second, breaks my heart that I'm not going again this year, ho, hum xx

  3. lol on the birds and the bees talk...they are always so much fun...and so different with every child!