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The Birds and the Bees


“Mommy, where do babies come from?”

My sweet little daughter Earth Child was becoming more and more persistent. She was not buying the “miracle from heaven” story any more.

When my son started asking questions, I did what any good mother would do………I told him to go and ask his father.

Well, it was my turn with daughter.

I tried to make it as age appropriate as possible. Giving her some facts without way too much detail. In fact, I was quite proud of myself, being sensitive to her absorption of the ’facts of life’.

When I was done with my “mother to daughter” talk, she looked at me with a wrinkled up nose, her face skewered in disgust………..

“Oh, gross………………and you had to do that TWO times!!!!!”

Yup………..only twice……………..


  1. 15 Responses to “The Birds and the Bees”

  2. By Futureblackmail on May 6, 2009 | Reply

    lol – that’s hilarious. I’m so not looking forward to that talk.

  3. By Emily on May 6, 2009 | Reply

    I didn’t need that talk–Dirty Dancing answered many questions I had.

  4. By Phat Mama on May 6, 2009 | Reply

    I loved this!! lolol

    Now and then, when I’m in a mood, I say something similar to my husband.

    “Really, I have to give it up TWO TIMES this week?”

  5. By KathyB! on May 6, 2009 | Reply

    We just finished the first round of this talk a month or two ago… I ought to be a pro by the fourth time!

    If only they could maintain this sentiment until they were 25 or so…

  6. By Nancy on May 6, 2009 | Reply

    Adoptive parents have it easy *wink*

  7. By Jen on May 6, 2009 | Reply

    That was a good one. I think that was my response to my mother when she told me how it worked. Amazing how one day it doesn’t seem so gross anymore.

  8. By JAM (Just A Mom) on May 6, 2009 | Reply

    I think that’s what I said when I heard about it from my mom! Although she had to go and do it four times! YEEEKS!

  9. By Ree on May 6, 2009 | Reply

    I remember that. Thinking my parents DID IT THREE TIMES!


  10. By Becky on May 6, 2009 | Reply

    Well, all I know is that my mother told me when I was conceived: Halloween. Which, ew, ew, ew.

  11. By Shawn on May 6, 2009 | Reply

    I just told my son about it a few months ago—-and he said “Ewww, gross, Mom! Can we talk about something else?”

  12. By passions & soapboxes on May 7, 2009 | Reply

    ha ha I said the same thing to my mom when she told me.

  13. By Half-Past Kissin' Time on May 7, 2009 | Reply

    Oh, that’s a classic! May she continue with that attitude for at least another 20 years :)

  14. By Jenni Jiggety on May 7, 2009 | Reply

    LOL! I am so not looking forward to that conversation…

  15. By Hyphen Mama on May 12, 2009 | Reply

    Oddly enough, I’m not dreading THAT talk as much as I’m dreading the “you’ll be offered drugs” conversation that’s going to have to take place in the next 2 months… ya know, right before KINDERGARTEN!! If ONLY they’d look at drugs and say “EWWWWWW Mom, that’s disgusting!”.

  16. By Yaya on Jun 20, 2009 | Reply

    Haha! Love it!

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