fine for YOU to laugh


Henry: (To me, while in the car, Adam driving.) How did the baby get in your tummy?

Me: *cough* Really? We're having that conversation?

Henry: (steely-eyed) But how?

Me: Daddy put it there. 

Henry: Daddy, how did you do that?

Adam: (straight-faced) Mummies and daddies have special cuddles and that's how babies get into mummies tummies. (Yes he used the expression special cuddles. My take away coffee was coming out my nose about now.)

Henry: Do you cut a hole in the tummy to get the baby in?

Adam: A very reasonable question Henry, but no, daddies make baby seed and put it in mummies.

Henry: Baby seed?

Adam: Baby seed. 

Henry: Can I make baby seed? I want to make baby seed.

Adam: (Still straight faced. I've given up on the coffee as I'm currently seriously choking.) You can make baby seed when you're a grown up. 

Henry: Can I make baby seed with you, Daddy?

Adam: No, that's not how it works. Hey Henry, look at that interesting car over there! Isn't it interesting!

Henry: I want to make baby seed.

Adam: I have to pull over. Your mother has inhaled her coffee. That's enough about baby seed. 

Henry: Can we have one more baby? We need a boy baby. There are three girls and two boys in this family. We need a boy baby. 

Adam: No more babies, Henry. Get used to being outnumbered, dude. Honey, put the cup down. Deep breaths. OK? Let's go.



13 Comments on “fine for YOU to laugh

July 8, 2010 at 3:44 pm

This is too much! Adorable! Lucky for me my older son confronted hs father when the two of them were out alone so I didn’t have to wonder what to say. And second son never asked. And that’s one beautiful baby!

July 8, 2010 at 3:45 pm

Very funny indeed!! I am braced for something similar from my almost 5yo…!

July 8, 2010 at 3:48 pm


My girls are determined to take their baby brother for show and tell on Monday – I am PARANOID that they will tell their whole class exactly how this baby was born and exactly how it was made in the first place.

Ah the joys!

Melissa Linardon
July 8, 2010 at 7:41 pm

I am still laughing after reading this. My 4 yo just came down the corridor to investigate my hysterics and very promptly told me how silly i was for laughing at the puter. Love it

July 8, 2010 at 10:00 pm

Firstly a huge congrats from us – welcome Ivy!!! I LOVE the name, it’s beautiful. Seems everything is great so far and just look at this photo, how couldn’t it be? As for your car ride – hilarious!!! Go Henry!

July 8, 2010 at 10:40 pm

That is too too funny. Tears-rolling-down-face funny. I’m definitely going to get G & R to call Uncle Adman when they start asking questions. He’s clearly the master.

Hook and Needle
July 9, 2010 at 1:47 am

Welcome Ivy and such a fun story! My lil’ b had similar questions when I was expecting his sister, but he was less determined. I think I was successful with an “oooh, look! Shiny!” when he pressed on with “But WHERE does the baby come out WHILE your at the hospital WITH the doctor’s help?”

July 9, 2010 at 2:46 am

That’s so funny – adorable baby picture though…

green ink
July 12, 2010 at 7:35 pm

Priceless!!! How Ad kept a straight face is beyond me!! xx

July 13, 2010 at 7:31 pm

you were right – finally got around to reading it and it’s just too funny!!!! WOuld have loved to be a fly on the wall…

July 15, 2010 at 6:14 pm

So I was also drinking coffee when I read this. Snarfed, Snorted and Giggled my whole way down the page.

Earth MAma
July 24, 2010 at 3:15 am

This is hysterical! Thanks for sharing and hope you got the coffee out of your nose alright!


November 10, 2011 at 7:09 am

I have spent a wonderful time, reading some of your older posts, this made me laugh out loud.. I remember driving down the freeway at 100km, having a discussion about yogurt with Miss then 11 and nearly driving off the road.. because she wanted to know if there were lots of natural orgasms in home made yogurt.Out of the mouths of babes.


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