Conversations With My Children - Round 3

Anne Geddes - 1 Baby
Anne Geddes - 1 Baby
Anne Geddes - 2 Babies
Anne Geddes - 2 Babies
Anne Geddes - 3 Babies
Anne Geddes - 3 Babies
Anne Geddes - 4 Babies
Anne Geddes - 4 Babies
Anne Geddes - 5 Babies
Anne Geddes - 5 Babies
Anne Geddes - Lots O' Babies
Anne Geddes - Lots O' Babies

As always I enjoy the conversations I have with my children as I expressed in Conversations With My Children - Round 1 and Round 2. Sometimes I regret not having audio going constantly so that I can replay what my children say and do (if not for anything else than to use it against them when they get older). There is not a week that goes by where I am not laughing about the things my kids do and say it is absolutely endless and I love it!

So this week was truly no different. What was especially funny about this week was that it was early on and I was already feeling run down because we have a full schedule right now with track, baseball and karate. This means that there are only two days a week that we have nothing scheduled Friday and Sunday. During the week there are moments when we are in transition and waiting for the next thing to happen and this happened to be one of those days. The conversation was priceless.

To get the full effect of the conversation I have to go back a day and also state that there are actually three parts to this conversation.

The first part was a day earlier, Monday, when my son approached me and in passing said, “Mom how come you didn’t digest me when I was in your stomach?” He of course was referring to when I was pregnant with him and his sisters. My husband and I kind of laughed a little and then explained that although he was in my tummy I had not eaten him and he was in his own little space. My son said, “Ok!” and went about his business. Although now that I think about it I am certain that his mind was turning the whole night until the next day. He is my deep thinker and always approaches me with the strangest questions (only strange to me because my mind does not work that way).

The second part happened the next day when I picked up my kids after school. One of my daughters SJ (the one that knows how to hotwire cars) started asking me on the way out of the door towards our car if I had gotten her phone message. I was a little confused by what she meant at first. So I asked her what she meant and she said, “I called you from school my teacher let me.” I was getting a bit concerned because I did not hear a message and I had not heard the phone, I started thinking that something bad had happened. I know that sounds silly but the week or two before I had been contacted by their teacher four days in a row (two sick kids, one injured kid and the list goes on you can read about some of these in A Day in the Life of a Mom). So I started to dig a bit further and as I did I noticed that my daughter was smiling really big. So I asked, “Why did you call me sweetie was something wrong?” She immediately cut me off and said, “I have underarm hair!” She said this as if she were telling me that we were going to Disneyland. I was a little shocked by her excitement because I had noticed the hair several months before but did not say anything to her. I wish I could get that happy about having underarm hair or having to shave but I digress. Her excitement was making me laugh. She proceeded to make me call her dad, grandpa and grandma so that she could let them know of her new findings. She told me that she was sitting in class stretched and looked to the side where she saw one of three hairs and then tried to pull it out. She said it hurt way to bad (I could only imagine) and then she showed her teacher who was just as excited as her (that poor teacher lol). That was enough excitement for one day and after my other two kids made me check their armpits too we were all able to go home to get dinner and to get ready for Karate. I figured that the action was done for the day but boy oh boy was that far from the truth.

The third and final part happened during dinner right before going to Karate (Karate is great for kids, Karate for Kids). I made an early dinner so that we could go to the later class. I could hear my kids talking while they were doing their homework and I was making dinner but didn’t think anything of it. Finally dinner was served and we were all sitting around the table. As we sat down my kids started to bombard me with questions. I actually felt like I was at an interview. I had once thought I should be a 911 operator and went through the rigorous application and interviewing process. I passed all of the tests except for the final interview where you are seated at a huge table and there are several people sitting around the table and they shoot difficult questions at you from all the directions at rapid fire. That was how I felt with my kids at that point. The only difference was that unlike the interview this rapid fire questioning was making me laugh not sweat. I should also say that we eat dinner at a huge table that actually used to be a door so it is pretty big and my son sits next to me and my two daughters across from us.

And here is where the fun began. When I sat down both my son and daughter said simultaneously, “Where do babies come from?” (I was prepared and you should be too if you have kids, How to Explain to a Child Where Babies Come From) Knowing that this was not the answer they were looking for I responded, “From their mommies.” They both said, “We know that but where do they come out of?” I said, “From their Vaginas” My son was trying very hard not to laugh but I could tell he wouldn’t last too much longer. He was averting his eyes away from me. Then he said, “How do they fit?!?” Oh lord I was trying so hard to hold it together. “Well it is not easy.” I said “Luckily for me your sister was half the size of a normal sized baby so it was truly easy for me to deliver her.” I added. At that moment my daughter interrupted and said, “That’s it I am not having babies!” Was this the same daughter that had told me before that she was going to have 10 babies? Boy how things had changed in a moment. After a bit of thought my son asked, “Well what about us?” He was referring to himself and his younger sister, VJ. “How did we come out?” He asked. “Well, they had to cut open my stomach to get the two of you out.” I responded. His younger sister was not very happy about that. “Oh that is just wrong!” “I don’t want to hear anymore.” She said thoroughly disgusted. “Yeah but its better than being born out of her butt!” said my son still trying not to laugh. Of course this is where the poop jokes began I mean he can’t be a boy without the poop jokes. I explained to them that I even have the scar to prove that the doctors cut my stomach and opened it up to get my last two babies out. Then SJ asks, “So how do babies get into the tummy anyway?” So I got a little technical and said, “Well the man has sperm and the woman has an egg and they come together to create a baby.” She said, “How do they grow?” So I said, “It’s kind of like a seed (they were learning about plants at school so I thought it would be a good connection boy was I wrong) a seed needs nutrients and water to grow…” Before I could finish SJ interrupted me and said in a sarcastic tone, “We are not plants we are humans!” Then all of my kids started talking all at once about everything that we went over and it was at this time that I totally lost it, I couldn’t help it I was laughing so hard and then my kids started laughing too. We laughed for a very long time and it was fun.

That was the end of the conversation for that day. I cannot wait for the next installment.

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goldentoad 7 years ago from Free and running....

that's awesome you can be open and honest with your kids like that, we try to as well, however I tend to make up fantastic explanations for everything while mom just tells it like it is

thanks for the laughs


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Teresa McGurk 7 years ago from The Other Bangor

This is charming! I love the way kids figure stuff out and ask questions. Just as long as they're not asking me.


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Triplet Mom 7 years ago from West Coast Author

GT - Your welcome!! You sound like my husband. He just made up an elaborate story for how juice is made. I finally had to go tell him to tell the children it was a fabrication. He said I always spoil the fun!! Teresa - I could send them over to you the next time they have questions, I am always looking to pawn that job off on someone else!!


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Laughing Mom 7 years ago

You did it, Triplet Mom! This is so funny! I'm glad you wrote it down. I can imagine you sitting at the table with the car jacker, the thinker and the littlest one with rapid fire questions about sex and babies. You're the right one to pull it off with grace and humor.


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Triplet Mom 7 years ago from West Coast Author

Thank you LM - I try so hard to keep my composure but it never seems to work. So my kids are going to grow up thinking everything is hilarious. I hope the car jacker isn't laughing when she gets caught!!


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Laughing Mom 7 years ago

She probably will be, and I think it's the best way to get caught!:-)


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Triplet Mom 7 years ago from West Coast Author

I agree!! lol


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Laughing Mom 7 years ago

You have a 100 score!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11


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cindyvine 7 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

Enjoyed this TP! Don't know how you manage with three at once, one at a time was enough for me!


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mayhmong 7 years ago from North Carolina

I remember you answered my request on where babies come from, so honestly like it was no tommorow?! I'm glad to hear how the whole conversation went! That was too funny! And to think, you all were in the middle of eating too?


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Triplet Mom 7 years ago from West Coast Author

Woo hoo LM!! Thanks for letting me know! I am so oblivious.

Cindy - Thank you very much. Sometimes I don't know how I do it. Lol


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Laughing Mom 7 years ago

I got a screen shot on my phone. When I get home, I'll sync it and post it on FB.


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Triplet Mom 7 years ago from West Coast Author

mayhmong - I was very prepared after answering your request so I thank you for that. But yeah they pick any time and place to ask me the craziest questions. Its fun.

LM - Thank you that is so sweet!


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mayhmong 7 years ago from North Carolina

Yeah, you are one brave mama!

What was worse, being borned from the butt or have the stomach cut opened?!


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Triplet Mom 7 years ago from West Coast Author

That just makes me laugh thinking about that. My son could not stop laughing about coming out of the butt!! Both are hilarious to me!


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Laughing Mom 7 years ago

Oh, May! Of all the deliveries I've had, the C-Section was the best. Unfortunately, it was the last. I should have figure that out earlier. If another surprise came my way, I really would go for the stomach cutting. But let's just pray that I don't have to resort to that!


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Hi Triplet Mom, I had fun listening in to your conversations with your kids. They make one smile and laugh and see life very differently. I'll be back to read the other hubs about it. :-) Much love and light to you and your family!


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Nemingha 7 years ago

My kids are practically adults now but when they were younger I used to wish I had audio going constantly too. Great story!


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Triplet Mom 7 years ago from West Coast Author

Ripplemaker - Thank you very much!! I enjoy sharing them.

Nemingha - Thank you, I bet that you have some great stories to tell as well!


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k@ri 7 years ago from Sunny Southern California

Thanks for the laugh. Kids are so funny!


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GiftedGrandma 7 years ago from USA

Oh does that bring back memories! What children can come up with for questions...


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Triplet Mom 7 years ago from West Coast Author

Kari and GG - Thank you so much. Yes kids are hilarious helps to keep me going that is for certain!


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einron 7 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

The things children say are so cute and yet so true. I love reading about all the conversations you had with your kids. Thumbs up!


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Triplet Mom 7 years ago from West Coast Author

Einron - Thank you so much. Their conversations certainly keep me grounded!


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SusanWesty 7 years ago from Australia

Fun read. I've had my moments with my two little ones. And yup, don't they always come out with their questions either at the dinner table, or when you're driving through intense traffic.


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Triplet Mom 7 years ago from West Coast Author

Susan - Thank you! My kids always catch me off guard, when I am not paying close attention or am in "Lala Land" somewhere. Lol.

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