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Friday, March 16, 2012

Interview with A Preschooler

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I was feeling courageous last night so I took a walk on the wild side. I decided to ask my daughter, Addison, where babies come from. 

We've had conversations similar to this one before but they tend to change a bit each time. 

Here's how it went:

Me: "Hey Addison, can Mommy interview you?"

Addison: "Uh Huh."

Me: "Do you know what interviewing is?"

Addison: "Nuh uh. I do not."

Little brother walks in

Addison: "This is none of your business James, this is girl private business!!"

Me: "So, Addison, where do babies come from?"

Addison: "The hospital. And out of mommy's & daddy's tummies. 

Me: "How do babies get in tummies?"

Addison: "When someone gets big, bones get inside their tummy. Mommies go to the hospital and get the tops of tummies off and doctors take the bones out and put them together  and take skin and put it on the bones and then the babies come alive."

Me: "Where do doctors get the skin for the babies?" (It's getting a little creepy at this point)

Addison: "From the walls."

Me: "Do only mommies get big with babies?"

Addison: "No, mommies & daddies. 

Me: "How do the doctors get the bones out of the mommy or the daddy?"

Addison: "They take a needle and cut the top of the tummy off and put it to the side. And then they take the bones out."

Me: "What do the bones look like when they come out?"

Addison: "White, like your paper."

Me: "Are the bones big or small?"

Addison: "Mine are big but Buddy's (baby brother's nick name) are small."

Me: "Okay, so how do the doctors make the babies come alive?"

Addison: She thinks about it for a minute, stares up at the ceiling fan, then looks back at me and says, "I think they use a fan. They put it over the skin and bones and babies come alive and then the babies go home with the mommies and daddies.

She is 4. She is an expert on everything. Just ask her, she'll tell you!

©..And They Call Me Mommy,2012.


  1. Heehee! I attempted to ask my 4 year old and she just said, "I don't know". This is much more entertaining--albeit creepy as you said. lol

    1. I had to work really hard to keep my interview face on so that I wouldn't giggle the whole time! :)

  2. I'm using this explanation on my kids. When they come home from school one day, about 5 years from now and tell me how wrong I was I'm going to act pissed off and pretend they are telling me something new. Sure, it's a long game, but I like a joke that gets time to fester.

    Came by from #findingthefunny, cheers!

    Ninja Mom

  3. You just gotta keep the story rolling - make them believe you! Hopefully the creepy factor will keep them from wanting babies for many years to come! :)

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  5. Oh, no! Ha! I like her imagination. That seems so scientific. Love that!


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