"Laila do you know where babies come from?"
"Where........ and....what do you know about it..........?"
"I know it's spelled S. E. and you have to whisper the X part. It's something the kids at school giggle at and then the teachers say we aren't supposed to talk about it. It has something to do with puberty?"
That was exactly what she said.
It was time for "the talk."
With recent happenings in our neighborhood......with a little friend at Laila's school, I knew I had put this important talk off long enough. But I rationalized.............
She's my baby.....and I want to keep her little as long as I can.
Plus, I already told her about Santa Claus; she didn't need any more new information.
I could have stayed in my la- la land forever....hoping in my mother's heart that my child could stay innocent............but.........
When we got married, Wayne and I made a deal....he would tell what ever sons we had about the birds and the bees and I would tell the daughters. 4 boys later, he has done all of the talking.
Now it was my turn.
Prayed about it.
Went to the library.
I wanted to do this right.
It was actually a lot of fun for me....and Laila handled all of the information thoughtfully. She was most interested in the the sperm, egg, baby growth part...and how it really came out of a mommy's tummy.
The pictures helped.
She was really confused on how the sperm meets up with the egg in the first place.
"That body part just looks so floppy!?!"
She looked concerned.
More conversations will be needed.
Atleast we have opened the door.