Today on the way to school, Silas asked me how a mommy and a daddy have a baby. I told him, “Well, a mommy and daddy cuddle in a special way, and then, sometimes, a baby starts to grow in the mommy’s tummy. But not where the food goes–another place inside there.”
Silas said, “Yeah, but WHAT special way?”
So, I tried to be very…cool about it. And use the right, science-y terms that we’ve been teaching him. “The daddy puts his penis inside the mommy’s vagina.”
Silas is silent for a long time.
And then he says, “Uh…how does the daddy get a new penis after that?”
I’m still dying with barely suppressed giggles.