Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The "egg in my tummy" turns 7 today and he isn't any bigger

"Am I bigger?"

This is what the Great White Lizard Hunter asked me this morning, before he even opened his eyes.

"Am I bigger, Mom?"

"Get up and let's see."

He stands up and looks at me.

"I'm bigger right?"

"Not really, honey."

"But I'm seven, right?"

"You sure are honey, Happy Birthday."

"Then why I'm not bigger?"


That conversation went a little easier than the one we had last night before bed.

"I was an egg in your tummy, right?"

"Sure, honey, sort of."

"But how did I get to be a baby?"

uncomfortable silence.....
cue crickets chirping in background.....
He's turning seven for chrissake, who wants to have this conversation already?

"How did I get to be a baby Mom?"

"Um, your Dad had an egg and I had an egg and the two eggs together made a baby."

"Like scrambled eggs?"


We'll leave it at that for now.
Nudge Nudge, Wink Wink


for a different kind of girl said...

My little one turns 7 in less than two weeks. He runs away laughing when I insist on saying he's still my baby, but (thankfully) he's not asked how he went from being a baby to being 7 already!

FTN said...

As inquisitive as my daughter is, we've had the "how she got here" talk a number of times, just because she asks so many questions. I think probably first when she was 5 or 6, and she's now 7. We've been pretty honest and straightforward about it (albeit in a simple way), actually, which makes me kind of frightened for the first time she mentions sex in a straightforward manner to her teacher.

bejewell said...

I don't even want to think about facing these questions one day. The husband and I have talked about many aspects of parenting to make sure we're on the same page in the future, but when this stuff comes up I just say "I'm sure you'll figure out something" and leave.

bsouth said...

tee-hee - mine is only 3, I wonder if I'll be able to remember that for 4 years time! Scrambled eggs is definitely the way forward.

Sam said...

Close enough?

Momo Fali said...

I am not ready for my son to ask me questions like that!

Happy birthday to your boy!

Anonymous said...

LOL Kudos to not having a panic attack, as I'm sure many parents of seven-year olds would've done if confronted with that question!

And happy birthday to your little one!