Thursday, November 06, 2008

Fill in the blanks

The other day as I was getting ready to head out the door to work, Colin asked me, "How do cats mate?"

My children know the basic biology of where babies come from, but I wasn't ready for a huge discussion.

"What do you mean?" I said.

"You know, like how bugs mate. How do cats mate?"

I said, "Well, the male cat gets on top of the female cat..."

I paused, not sure what level of detail was going to be needed.

"And the female cat pushes the babies out, right?" Colin said triumphantly

Yes, son, exactly.


Jess said...

hahaha! I remember the awkward conversation I had with my mom about "where babies come from".

I can't believe how much he's grown up, especially if he's wondering about how cats mate. :)

I miss you all!!!

mr man said...

They drink beer, like all mates. Duh.

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Emily said...

I love that you can just provide some of the information with kids and not overwhelm them with too much.

Wonder what brought that thought/question to his mind?

Laura said...

What astounds me is that he asked you how they "mate", not how they make kittens!