Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Precocious nearly 5 year old

These photos were taken last Sunday (October 5) at our church Community Day. Corban decided he wanted to climb this rope and just headed right up. He made it all the way past the top knot before deciding he had gone far enough and was coming down. We were pretty impressed!

Last night he and I were having a little one-on-one time and the conversation turned to babies. We've had several friends give birth recently, and another is due in a few weeks, so babies are on his mind, and oh, not to mention that he's mildly obsessed with having a baby brother.

Corban: "When a baby comes out, does it hurt?"
Me: (big pause) "Well, yes it does. But only for a little while, then you're so happy to have the baby and you feel better."
Corban: "There must be a hole for it to come out of. And I know the doctor helps."
Me: (longer pause....why am I always the one to get stuck in these conversations?) "Yes, there is. And the baby slides right out."
Corban: "Yeah, because it's wet."
Me: "Uh huh....." (thinking, how did he remember that? From a new baby book? not sure)
Corban: "So, where is the hole?"
Me: (why, why, why me?) "It's in the mommy's private parts".
Corban: "I think it's time to go brush my teeth now."

End of conversation. Whew.


  1. Not looking forward to these conversations...I will say I think you handled it well!

  2. Thanks, Amanda. It's just not what you expect from a kid so young. Back when I was pregnant with Annika, he started asking similar questions, at only 3.5 years old! I couldn't believe it. He even told me after she was born that next time I have a baby, he's going to watch! Yeah, I don't think so.

  3. That's so funny... I just had to answer the very same question from Katie just a couple of nights ago! "Mommy, where does the baby come out? Because there isn't a hole big enough in your tummy, so how does it get out??"
    I just gave pretty much the same answer you did.


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