Tuesday, September 25, 2007

From the mouth of ....

Every now and then, its time to take a step back and observe, 'cos there could be something u missed on the way...Just the other day, my 4-yr old declared sagely,'I know how babies are born'. Engrossed in sundry chores( seems endless...) I nod absent-mindedly...

He's not happy with the effect... He repeats"I know how babies grow but I have a doubt"I pause, look at him and say"And That is?" Happy to have gotten my attention, he says "But how are they made?" I draw him close and say"Well, babies are in their momma's stomach till they grow and become strong enough...""Amma"says the 4-yr old wisely, "this I know, when they get strong enough, they decide to come out...But what I want to know is, where did the bones which make me come from? How did I get put in your stomach?"

Well! Well! Well, the young fella does start early, doesn't he? This from the 4 yr old while the elder boy has learnt to nonchalantly declare, "Amma,there's snogging in the harry potter book.." Snogging...what's that???

To get back to the very serious talk with my young boy, I just couldn't talk to him cos, just then, the doorbell rings and in waltz his friends. Whoosh, the very important discussion is forgotten because in case u didn't know it, friends are the most important things in his life right now...

But I've decided to make use of this little reprieve and be ready when he approaches me the next time...

Suggestions anyone??

7 comments:

Prats said...

I guess , you just have to wait for the older one to initiate it...it works wonders...how information gets soaked in by the younger

Thinking Aloud said...

@ prats...hey, thanx 4 dropping by...ur right... but external influences have already left their mark on him... he evades teh issue:(

Tys on Ice said...

just tell them the truth...or better still leave ur porn lying around...thts how i learned abt the birds and the bees, eventhough initially the experience made me want to be a priest..then i found out tht they have more of a sexual life than most of us...well, such is life...

Thinking Aloud said...

@tys on ice...hmmm...it was more of an insight as to how curious children are...and at such a young age...and how as they grow older, this natural curiosity gets overshadowed by the rights and wrongs of what they say, do or feel..

rm said...

PLEASE LET US KNOW HOW YOU EXPLAINED AS I AM ALSO FACING THE SAME DILIEMA WITH MY DAUGHTER

rm said...

nice blog...made once more aare of my duty as a mother..keep going...waiting to hear your childrens stories..and the name cub and the photo seems apt..i call my son 'simbaaaa'

Thinking aloud said...

@ rm...
glad u like the cub tales...keep dropping by...

as for the other issue...i've left a comment on your page...

ur simba must be really living up to his name :))