Wednesday, September 16, 2009

My son....the educator on the birds and the bees

I took my kids to the park a couple days ago. I was happily watching them play in the sand area.....from a park bench that was maybe a a few feet from them. That may not be an important fact to some people but for me it's HUGE. I used to have to sit in the sand area to closely supervise....you know, in case one of my kids threw dirt at someone's face or if they had difficulty sharing their sand toys. My kids are adorable but they are not angels....I'll be the first to admit that.

On this particular day, though, I was close enough to intervene if necessary but I was also far enough away to where I could enjoy my afternoon snack of freshly popped popcorn without the added nutrients of sand. Close enough to make sure they were using nice words with one another.....but far enough away to where I wouldn't have to run to the bathroom every few minutes to empty all the sand out of my bra.

Shortly after we arrived at the park, some more kids arrived and soon a few of them had joined my kids in the sand area. A little girl and her brother asked if they could use some of our sand toys and Cole said, "Sure, you can even help us build a ditch for my dinosaurs if you want".

Within a few minutes, they all started getting chatty with one another and there was one particular part of the conversation which I found comical.

Cole (to the little girl): Hey, what's your name?

Girl: My name is Brooke. What's yours?

Cole: My name's Cole. And that's my sister Bella and my two brothers Landon and Garrett.

Brooke (pointing to her brother): This is my brother, Shane. I'm 4 years old.

Cole: I'm 4 too. And so is my sister. You know why? Cuz we're twins.

Brooke: What's a twin?

Cole: Me and my sister....we're twins. And my brothers are twins too.

Brooke: Am I a twin?

Cole: Is your brother the same age as you?

Brooke: No, he's 3.

Cole: Then you're not a twin. You know how you get to be a twin?

Brooke: No

Cole: You have to be in your mom's belly at the same time as your sister or brother.

Brooke: At the same time?

Cole: Yeah. Wait, there's more.....you have to come out of your mom's belly at the same time too. Then you're a twin.

Brooke: Oh....I think I was born first and then my brother was born a lot later than me but not at the same time.

Cole: Does your mom know how to have 2 babies at the same time?

Brooke: No, I don't think so.

Cole: I think my mom read a book on it and that's how she knew how to have me and my sister at the same time.

Brooke: Books are cool.

Cole: Yeah, they are.

Okay....well, that's probably the simplest version I've ever heard about the birds and the bees. I wonder how long I can pull that one off....



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43 comments:

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

That is priceless. Something to save for the rehearsal dinner at his wedding!! My 5 year old still throws sand. Come to think of it, so does my 8 year old. I just let them do it, then pretend they aren't mine!!

Heather said...

That is so precious! Your kids have the most interesting conversations : )

GypsyFox The Glamorous Betty Crocker said...

OH EM GEE!!! that is the cutest version I've ever heard! I have a boy & girl 20 months apart..yeah they are like having twins, but instead of havina good & bad twin, they are both bad LOL ;-) p.s. last day to enter my cupcake charm giveaway ;)

Morgan said...

Wow, well if that's all there is to having twins, then maybe I need to read the book too!

Jen said...

So this is what you were doing well the conference call was going on. ;)

Anyway, this is great. I love the way the kids explain the world. It is just so darn cute.

Amy said...

I like that way it is so simple. Thanks for your kind words today.

Love To Shop Mom said...

That is way too cute!

Megan said...

lol toooooo funny, so glad i missed reading those books! lol :-)

Karen said...

Gosh, you could have saved yourself a lot of frustration and heartache if you would have just read a book instead!

I love kid wisdom. So pure and adorable!

sushicookie said...

Omg, I snorted my pepsi. That's great. Your kiddo is soo cute.

Kelly said...

That is just plain wonderful! Maybe he should come talk to my kids. I am dreading explaining anything on the subject of babies to them. Luckily, they haven't asked alot...yet.

Tracy said...

HILARIOUS! I love how things can be broken down so easily by children.

The Mother said...

I'm starting to wonder why I spent so many years in med school, if I could just have your kid explain it all.

The real danger happens when we, as the conscientious parents we are, make sure our kids know the real facts. Then they are in the position to give the playground kids a REAL education.

And then, you get angry phone calls from all the ostrich parents whose kids were on the playground.

FUN TIMES. I gotta tell you.

Kristina P. said...

Your kids are adorable. Kids are just so simple!

Jennifer said...

Oh Helene!!! That was just too freakin' funny!! Now I think YOU should be the one to write a book....and include this along with the post about smashing the fish in the head...even my husband laughed at that one!

Love ya!

~ Jennifer

Kathy B! said...

You should tell me the name of that book because I stil can't figure out how I got mine :)

Jenny said...

That is so cute. I love listening in on little conversations.

Missy (Two Little Monkeys) said...

I love it! You should have played along with Say What?!? Wednesday on my blog today. I love to hear how a little ones mind works!

Nicole S. said...

I must have read that book too! Hahaha :)

Stephanie Faris said...

Hilarious! Yeah, I heard they're offering a degree in having twins now. :-)

Sharlene said...

I read that book. I must not have picked up the sequal like you though.

blueviolet said...

That's all they want to know? Oops, I think I might have overexplained things.

Amy W said...

Which book was that? I didn't get the memo.

FranticMommy said...

CUTE! Our son used to say (instead of "I was born) "I was boring".
He is so NOT, I assure you!

Buckeroomama said...

OMG - that is the cutest conversation ever!! I love eavesdropping on my kids when they talk to each other and to their friends. :)

Jan said...

The 4 year old version of how to make/have twins is adorable!

newlyweds said...

That is hilarious!! She had to read a book! Books are cool!! Ha Ha Ha!! love it.

HeartsMakeFamilies said...

This is priceless. I found your blog on Mom Bloggers Club. I was really excited to see it. My cousins after going through IVF had triplets. They were worried the entire time that they were going to have six children. I, myself, ended up having to adopt. So wonderful that you have your kids. I am following you now. Tami

DysFUNctional Mom said...

I love how kids just have everything all figured out.
I say you don't tell him any different until he's at least 21.

Elle said...

Apparently that's one book I never read. Maybe that's why there's 18 years between our oldest and youngest child. Damn!

Really, one of the best explanations I've heard!

Six Feet Under Blog said...

Thats is so much better version-we should all use it. lol

Mommy24cs said...

I can always count on coming to your blog and reading something that makes me laugh. Something I really need lately so thank you for that :o)

Yesterday's post was exceptionally funny. I think I've reread it about five times. Seriously. haha

Savvy Little Women - Kate said...

To cute! I love the way they figure stuff out in those sweet little minds :).

wife.mom.nurse said...

That is so darned cute.


That is quite a book! :)

Sara said...

That is too funny!

Kara@ Creations by Kara said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!

What a cute little conversation!! I love listening to my kiddos talk when they don't know I can hear.

Vicki said...

That is too stinking cute and I can't believe I missed it. I am stealing your button to remind me to check in more often!

Vicki said...

there is no button!?!?!?!?!?!? fine, I will subscribe if I must lol.

Are You There Mom? said...

Reading books causes this!? Holy cow! ;-)

Brenda Jean said...

BAHAHAHAHAHAHA I am going to have to tell my husband about that...he's an RN. I LOVE the part about you reading a book. If only you had known you might have skipped that book:)

The High Family said...

Hysterical! Cole is one smart cookie!! He got one thing right...you are an expert on this giving birth to twins thingy! ;)

The Bragging Mommy said...

So Funny! Kids say some of the funniest things. My nephew went through a speaking his mind phase (really loud) and said (in front of the lady mind you): "Heidi, Do you like her dress?" I politely said "Yes" he said "I don't, at all" LOL I felt bad but it sure was funny.

Lindsay said...

Too cute! I love the things children say. They just make us stop for a moment and take a look at life through a child's eyes. It is a beautiful thing. Thanks kids!

I figure that if the children are alive when my husband gets home at the end of the day, I've done my job.

----Roseanne Barr



 
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