A quick story - which you may have already heard bits of if you follow me on Twitter:
Oliver jumped in our bed early yesterday morning and woke me up to the question: "Mom, how did Hazel get out of your belly?"
Me, getting my bearings: "Um, I pushed her out."
Oliver, without skipping a beat: "Oh. Well, how did she get in there?"
Aaaaaand, it's morning.
Nothing like being blindsided with a pop quiz before you've even opened your eyes! My Mommy brain wasn't yet fired up and I couldn't think fast enough. Fortunately, Hazel required my immediate attention and we were able to change the subject to: "Who wants pancakes for breakfast!?"
How have y'all handled these questions? Or have you not had to field them yet? I did a little research tonight and found this site to be pretty basic and helpful - at least for the 2-5-year-old section. Then I made the mistake of reading down further about talking to your teenager about sex and starting having palpitations. Geez! I thought age four was tough, but now I'd like it if he could just stay four forever!
After that I searched Lifeway Bookstores and found a great article related to a series of "Talking to your Kids About Sex" books that seemed smart and Biblical and definitely worth reading. It turns out, by ages 4-8, they recommend being straightforward yet simple, using appropriate names for body parts and activities. They say that "children have filters and will screen out what they do not want to know or do not fully understand."
Are y'all also getting these questions? Please tell me I'm not alone!