Wow....and I thought human poop was potent! Speaking of China...
Having just finished cleaning their rooms, the kids were sitting down to a TV reward of Scooby Doo when Madeline asked:
"Daddy, what's a mummy?"
Kurt was about to respond when Aidan said, "I know all about mummies, Madeline. They're.... they...they make them in China."
And Madeline was completely satisfied with that answer. Conversation over.
Earlier in the day however...
We were on the way from church to Costco when Aidan popped the question: "Mom, when you have a baby, how does it get INTO your tummy?"
I sounded a bit like Barack Obama in his Saddleback Church debut: "Uh, well, uh," ....big pause. "God gives a mommy the baby," I finally said.
"I know," Aidan said. "But HOW does the baby get into your tummy? I mean, what is the process?"
Are you frickin' kidding me? You're five! Crap! I'M NOT PREPARED! ARRRRRGH!
"Well Aidan, you see, when girl babies are born, they have lots of tiny eggs inside of their bodies," I started. This met with a minute or so of gigantic giggles as I watched the you-have-to-be-joking look on his face think through a dozen chicken eggs lined up inside his mom. I waited. "Then, when she is an adult and gets married and she and her husband so decide, God makes one of those eggs grow a baby." Phew, I thought. That wasn't so bad.
"Yeah, but HOW?" Aidan insisted. Ack!