Saturday, February 17, 2007

Hank was upstairs tucking Daisy in to bed, while I proved, once again, why computerized tennis players will never beat the top human players. She came downstairs and we had this chat:

Hank: Well, I just had a very interesting conversation.
Me: Uh oh.
Hank: Daisy asked me why two people had to be married to have a baby.
Me: Oh no!
Hank: I wanted to be honest, so I explained that they didn't HAVE to be married. So, then she asked me if there had to be a man to make a baby.
Me: Gah! The talk!
Hank: I said yes, so she asked what part the man does.
Me: *cringing*
Hank: So, I told her how the man puts his penis inside the woman's vagina. I didn't go into much detail, but I felt compelled to answer her questions honestly.
Me: Soooooo, what did she think?
Hank: She asked, "So, if I never have a man put his penis in my vagina, then I'll never get pregnant?" I said yes, and she breathed a big sigh of relief. She was very relieved.
Me: Crazy.
Hank: Yeah.
Me: I'm still going to keep an eye on her though.


zelda1 said...

If all conversations with our children could be so easy. You did good.

carey said...
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carey said...

I had a similar conversation with Remy, who said, "so if I never let a vagina near my penis, I won't have to be a dad?"

OK, that's not true. But it's funny when kids first hear the truth about it, they're horrified and repulsed. If only they stayed that way.

Kat said...

How lucky that YOU dodged that conversation. We stopped tossing the daughters into the shower with Pap when Oldest came out and asked me if she was going to get a penis like daddy. I told her no, and she said: "Oh good, they are sure ugly!" Doesn't last though.

Mike said...

Zelda1, I did good? You mean be being out of the room when it happened. Agreed.

Carey, I'll admit that the baby making process is a little messy. We're constantly telling Daisy about the various ways to get rid of her bodily fluids (toilets, kleenex, etc), yet this one time a woman lets the man spew his fluids into her. Does sound rather disagreeable.

Kat, I don't know, I think a lot of women go their whole lives thinking that penises are ugly. None of my girlfriends/wives obviously.