Tonight I was outside in the front yard with the kids while they were riding their bikes with the next door neighbors. I decided I would pull weeds so I had something to do while they rode around. I overheard Ethan and the two boys next door having a conversation that went like this:
Boy #1: Ethan do you have a girl friend?
Ethan: No, but I had one in kindergarten. When you get older you can have a girlfriend and you can get married when your 21 or so.
Boy #2: My mom and dad got married when they were 17.
Boy #2: I was born soon after my parents were married and I didn't frown when I was a baby.
Ethan: You didn't cry when you were a baby?
Boy #2: I cried right when I first came out of my mom's tummy.
Ethan: That's when all babies cry. When they first come out of their mom's tummy.
Boy #1: That's because it hurts to come out of their mom's tummy.
Boy #2: I bet it hurts to have your stomach cut open to get the baby out.
Boy #1: How does the baby get in their tummy.
Ethan: It doesn't get in their tummy, it just appears one day.
Boy #2: I think it starts out as a tadpole.
I was trying so hard not to laugh because I don't think they knew that I could hear them. It was really funny to listen to a 9 year old and two 7 year old boys talk, but at the same time I was a little concerned what they would all say. Obviously we haven't had a real birds and bees talk with Ethan, we just keep things really basic and age appropriate. We haven't had to answer the question of how the baby comes out or how it gets there, but like Ethan said, "It just appears one day." :)