Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Where do Babies come from?

Yup, Elijah asked that famous question for the first time today. We were playing with Isaiah and he said, "Mommy, did we get Isaiah at the pet store?" I said, no. and he asked, so where did we get him. I said, "Remember when Mommy's belly got really big and we told you your baby brother was in there. Then Mommy went to the hospital and the doctor helped Isaiah come out." I was crossing my fingers at this point hoping that he wouldn't require any more details just yet. He looked at me for a minute and said "Isaiah just jumped out," motioning from his own belly as though something was bursting from his belly button. I said, "kind of like that." He looked at me again with a look that said, "that's just too freaky and weird to talk about any more," and promptly changed the subject.
A little later, out of the blue he said, "Is a baby going to jump out of Aunt Jess?" She is about to have a baby and he saw her last night. Amazing the things he picks up when we're not even paying attention.
His brain is working all of the time.

2 comments:

Kim and Joel said...

The famous question!
It sounds like you handled it very well. The whole baby thing coming out is a little weird and freaky for ME too so I can just imagine what it is like for Elijah.
The things kids say!

Robin said...

I'm just glad Aunt Jess actually IS going to have a baby. . .otherwise it would be a little awkward.

Simile Metaphor Collection

Elijah after running: My heart is beating like a coconut rolling down a hill.
Elijah on urination: Pee is like horses galloping out of the gate. Once they get started you just can't stop them.
Elijah: If school were a human I'd give it a wedgie.
Elijah: I am like a hot rod and I just want to be a plain old Ford
Elijah on the fruits of the spirit: I've got them all covered except self-control. Its like a tiny green tomato and the rest are all big ripe ones. Especially love. Its like the biggest tomato we saw in the garden tonight.