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Embarrassing Questions

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Anngeree Mon 22-Jun-09 09:49:14

When Ds was 5 he was sitting in his room before getting ready & casually asked "Mummy what are these lumps that feel like balls?"

I thought if he's old enough to ask he's old enough to get an answer so I explained what they were & told him when he was older they'd help him make babies!

The answer seemed to satisfy him. Just wondering how other MN's have dealt with blush questions??

taffy101 Mon 22-Jun-09 19:57:07

Like you I am honest in a simplified way. DD (5)asks things like will I get long hair on my bottom like you when I am big? I said yes! Will I have big boobs with milk in when I'm a grown up? Yes if you have a baby.
However, I chickened out when she saw some blood down the toilet and told her I'd cut my leg!

francesrivis Mon 22-Jun-09 20:28:37

When I was pregnant with dd2 dd1 (aged 2 and a half) asked how the baby was going to come out. I told her and her reaction was to burst out laughing - she clearly thought I was having her on!

therealpf Mon 22-Jun-09 20:46:45

I read ds1 5 and dd 3 Babette Cole's book Mummy Laid an Egg when I was pregnant with ds2. They found it hilarious and it answered most of their questions. I was stumped yesterday when dd asked what her clitoris was and why it tickled though grin (see other thread)

CarmenSanDiego Tue 23-Jun-09 07:08:54

Babette Cole is great. I also bought 'It's so amazing!' by Robbie Harris for my 8 year old and kept checking i with her while she was reading it. It's a really, really good book. It even has a page that deals very tastefully with sexual abuse and how to deal with it. I know there's a book called 'It's not the stork!' in the same series for younger children but I haven't looked at that one.

I agree with Taffy that I just try and answer questions in a simple way that my LOs can understand. It's hard to do the 'right' answers though on the spur of the moment. I do like using books and talking about the books though! Things are sometimes easier to explain with good, cartoony pictures to illustrate!

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