Tuesday, March 1

Pushing out babies is easy mom.

During dinner tonight Gabe asked Ethan "Who in our family is the smartest?"
"Easy," he replies, "Dad."

"Well," Gabe says, "who in our family is the strongest?"
Ethan thinks this over for a moment... "I think Uncle Dawson."

"WHAT??" I cough out?! "What makes him the strongest? I pushed out 4 babies, I am pretty strong you know."

Ethan says to me, very matter of factly.

"Pushing out babies is easy mom, I will probably push out like six."
I giggle now, not so annoyed anymore.
"Really, you are going to push out six?"
"Well where do you push the babies out from Ethan?"
He (very cheekily) says to me, "My bellybutton will do just fine, and if I get bored with that I will just burp them out."

I was trying really hard to keep a straight face through this whole thing.
I said, "Is that how I had all of you, out of my belly button?"
Ethan says "Yes, you can't be tricky mom, I was there remember?"

Honestly I am going to be devastated when they understand things better, like the birds and the bees.


I am grateful my oldest is 9 and does not understand the birds and the bees yet. I was a lot further ahead at his age, and I am really very thankful for his innocence.

I AM GRATEFUL IT IS MARCH!!!!! One month closer to summer!

I am grateful I have klepto's as friends. English Sam and Dean ate at Jamie Oliver's restaurant in London today (and texted me the entire time torturing me by describing the food). But as a souvenir for me they stole a menu and napkin. You guys are the best!! I can't wait for you to get home.

I am grateful Drew arrived in Calgary safe and sound even though it took him double the time to drive because the weather and roads were so bad.

I am grateful I get the entire bed to myself tonight!!! Mama's gonna sleep well!



Natasha said...

Right, because pushing babies out your belly button or burping up an entire human being wouldn't hurt like hell. ;-)

Very cute. But I can't believe you haven't talked to your kids about this stuff. You should get on that, Jo. Always best to be their first source.

I love that he said "will do just fine". It's both patronising and alludes to options. Awesome.

Anonymous said...

Fiona said with a smile and a memory...

Fiona said with a smile and a memory...

Mmmmm so let me get this straight...I got the brow furrow when I let my 3 year old daughter call her 'girl parts' a wooohoo (i.e. not educating her as to the proper term of 'vagina') but you're alright with a 9 year old boy thinking that babies can come out the belly button or through a burp from a male? Come on, so not fair! :)

J said...


I hang my head in shame. Please forgive me!!!
You are very right..giggle...I am such a wiener.

Anonymous said...

Fiona again:

Oh nuts! I was hoping you would continue to cave so I could feel slightly (albeit delusional) justified in continuing my daughter's educational gap in all things relating to private body parts. Points all taken, going out to buy these books (I'm all about books) and hoping for the best. I can just hear it now...."Hi Mrs. Hoeppner, this is Principal Cuttowitz and I would like to discuss how your daughter, Paige has been going around the school giving sex education (i.e. birds and the bees) and really...that's not the Sacred Heart way!" Ugh, crossing all fingers, toes and eyes that this goes well! Still smilin'...so far... so I'll thank you now for the message you give. I hope these big girl panties fit!