Friday, March 2, 2012

outfit of the day(bird): the talk

oh my gosh, you guys. it happened. and i handled it...kind of. remember when i told you all the funny things my kids say? well, one of them finally asked me a real sex question...or rather a lot of real sex questions.


chris took eva out to dinner for a little father/daughter bonding and henry and i stayed home for dinner. i casually mentioned a friend of his whose dad might be having another baby. and then it snowballed. 



here is how the conversation went:

henry: wait, so his papa helped make him?
me: yes.
henry: really?
me: yes. his mama carried him in her belly, but the papa helped make the baby, too.
henry: how?
me: well, remember when i told you about how making babies is kind of like flowers growing?
henry: yes.
me: well, the papa is the seed.
henry: what's it called?
me: sperm.
henry: and where is it?
me: inside the papa (at this point, i am realizing that i am pretty deep into it. so i am trying to backtrack a little.)
henry: so the whole inside of a man is sperm?
me: no.
me: remember when you asked me what those two balls between your legs were?
henry: yes.
me: well, that is where the sperm is.
henry: so i have that, too?
me: yes.
henry: and papa does?
me: yes.
henry: so, how does it come out.
me: (trying so hard not to laugh while frantically thinking how i can diplomatically answer this.)  
henry: (still looking at me with his inquisitive eyes.)
me: well (long pause)...a man puts his penis in a woman's vagina and then the sperm comes out.
henry: oh, cool. (takes a bite of his dinner.)

dress ~ swap
shirt ~ thrifted
belt ~ thrifted
boots ~ vintage frye, thrifted
earrings ~ F21

and that was it. over. done. and he could have cared less. no embarrassment, no squirmy giggles (at least from him). done. phew. for now, at least.      
happy friday!
xo,
megan bird

46 comments:

  1. You handled that exquisitely! Yay Henry!!! Sarah xxx

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  2. love the dress and the boots!! excellent look!!

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  3. Well done! Gulp, I think I would have run away.

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  4. I love that you were so honest! I'm really trying to do that with my daughter. So far she hasn't asked anything really deep but she's almost 5 so it might be coming soon! Lol! My parents wouldn't even spell the word sex around me much less talk about how it happened. I learned from friends and books! Lol! I so don't want that to be how it is with my daughter.

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  5. you handled it well..mine is only 4 but im sure one day he is gonna ask those kinds of questions .....well done mommy!

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  6. hahah well done xo love the color of your dress xo

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  7. That's awesome! I love that after the whole thing his response was "oh cool."

    I love the layered look of the button shirt and bright colored dress! I might have to try something like that sometime!

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  8. Why do you say you only "kind of" handled it, it sounds to me like you did great! Honesty is the best policy. Also, that dress is fabulous!

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  9. Aww kids are SO funny, I work with 7-9 year olds and the questions they come out with sometimes -wipesbrow- you sound like you handled it perfectly! I absolutely love your layered look here so gorgeous!

    Sarah
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    xx

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  10. Oh wow, I am not looking forward to this aspect of parenting at all. Sounds like you handled it well, though! And yay for your son being so mature about it at his young age.

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  11. I love how honest you were with Henry, I remember asking my mum when I was younger how a baby was made and her being more evasive, which left me utterly confused. Your dress is such a pretty shape and colour :) xx

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  12. Wow, I'm so glad you got my dress! It looks great on you :) PS, that is a hilarious story. I don't remember ever being told about any of that stuff when I was younger. I'm sure my family just has a "if they don't ask, we don't tell" type attitude.

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  13. love the dress with the shirt, it looks very chic
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  14. love the color of ur dress, gorgeous.

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  15. HAHAHAHA that is the greatest story ever. :)

    I love this outfit, and the color of that dress. What a great swap!

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  16. hahaha - i don't know how i'd handle that! what an astute little boy.

    i love this red dress you are wearing (is it red? coral?) over the chambray - totally perfect.

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  17. Go Megan! Hope that conversation goes that well for me someday.
    Love, love, love the color of your dress!
    cate @ wildruffle.com

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  18. I am not looking forward to those talks!

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  19. I always forget to try layering an oxford UNDER A DRESS _ SO CUTE! Glad it went well (and was adorable) but i have a feeling there will be more questions soon!

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  20. Nice dress! :)

    And that conversion with your son? Hilarious!!

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  21. Hysterical. You did great! Sweet and saucy daybird outfit Megan. That dress color is hot, love the frye boots...I would wear this. Dawn Suitcase Vignettes xo

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  22. The conversation is funny! I technically laughed out and your son is cute. Haha. And you handled the situation so well :)

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  23. Lol! Good for you for telling him the truth and not trying to make up some stork story or something. You both handled it like total troppers :)
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  24. You are an awesome mama, megan. and you look smashing!!

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  25. Oh my word...I love how your answers went from vague and sweet to just straight up technical! I would have no idea how to answer that either, haha. What a sweet boy too! Way to handle that situation.

    And REALLY pretty coral dress too! Like it layered with chamray like that.

    <3 Cambria
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  26. the pink dress looks good on you!

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    Yvette

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  27. haha, too funny. way to go with the explanation. my 4yo asked me before and i started giving an extremely technical answer that i bored her to death and she stopped asking me questions. i'm sure when she's older though i'll be getting very detailed questions too!

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  28. Love the dress over a shirt and what cute questions! :)


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  29. Love this! The shirt underneath the dress is a very cute and original idea :)

    -LAURA xx
    http://wrinkleintimevintage.blogspot.com

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  30. bahaha! That is the funniest thing I've heard in a while!

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  31. that's hilarious!! so glad you got that out of the way :) I hope in the future I have the same luck & easy time as you did!'

    have a great weekend!

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  32. LoL. Great story. Kids are so cute and innocent.

    Love the pink dress over the shirt.

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  33. Nice combo!!!

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    Have a nice day!

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  34. LOL!!!! Im so NOT looking forward to this talk lol. You handled it well though :)

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  35. Haa haa!!!! Brilliant!
    Up until this year, for the last 4 years, I had to teach sex education to my class and try and keep a straight face, answer really bizarre questions etc!

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  36. Hilarious! You are a smart mommy, you dealt with the tricky questions really well! I was in the same situation as well some years ago when my son was 10. I told him exactly the same thing. And my 6 year old who heard everything , was so tickled by it, he started chanting "Put the penis inside. put the penis inside...." for at least 15 minutes. By the way, that's a cute outfit, I like the layering, very girlish and preppy.

    mongs
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  37. Oh this dress is so fun and so cute! You totally rock it!

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  38. Oh my god that story is hilarious! How old is he? I would have never talked about that with my parents. It's really good that he's able to talk to you so freely. I probably would have been crying laughing, though. I really like how you layered the dress over the denim shirt! It makes for a lovely casual outfit. Cute!

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  39. Hahaha, well, you handled it well!

    Love this dress on you, and you of course styled it perfectly :)

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  40. Hahahaha too funny. You seem to be a great mom.
    Your dress over your denim shirt is a great look. That dress is super cute.

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  41. Heavy dinner conversation, you handled it well!! I really like this outfit on you, the colours in it are great and the shape of that dress is fabulous :)

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