Thursday, March 12, 2009

So That's How Babies Are Born

* I am still looking for one more person to share the love with. Seriously people, I am going to send you free stuff (including something I made, like jewelry). I want to share with you, I'd like you to pay it forward too but that is up to you.

Bunny knows that some animals have babies by laying eggs and the eggs hatching. She also knows that some animals (and people) have babies in their tummy. She has no idea what this means but she knows there is a difference.

Today Bunny and I were watching a video of Kevin Henkes' "Crysanthemum". Its a cute little story about a mouse named Chrysanthemum. At school all the little girl mice make fun of her name because is a flower's name. One of her teachers is pregnant and says she loves the name and will name her baby Chrysanthemum if its a girl. So then the girls like the name and all want flower names too.

Well the story says the teacher had a "healthy baby girl". Bunny asked what that meant. I told her the baby was born and was no longer in the teacher's tummy.

She turned to me, all wide eyed innocence, and said "How did she get her hand in there to get it out?"

"Um, the doctor does it," was my reply.


Kate Coveny Hood said...

Can you imagine reaching in with our hand? That's quite an image.

EatPlayLove said...

We love that book. I've had to tell my daughter, mommy has a special place a few too many times, she's not buying it.

Anonymous said...

Fortunately, The Midge hasn't inquired yet as to how they get the baby out. But I like your answer, so I'm filing it away for future use.

Anonymous said...

Oh, those birth stories are so hard sometimes. My son is just realizing he did not grow in my belly. He is desparate to change that. We read stories of mommies and kids and he asks, he grow in his momma's belly. she grow in there? Then he looks at me with longing and points, I grow in there. It breaks me.

anymommy said...

Good answer! You're quick.

geelizzie said...

I remember my daughter at about Bunny's age so innocently asking how the baby gets in your tummy. Do you swallow it? she said, and I of course thought of that joke: only if I want a new dress!

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