Sunday, March 25, 2007

I Feel Like Crap Or Explaining to a Five Year Old Why Mommy Doesn't Need a Bandaid

Even though there is blood all over the place.

Me: "Do you remember how I said that babies come from inside of mommies? Well, part of what makes a baby is an egg that is inside of a mommy. And if the egg isn't made into a baby, it comes out -"

MM: "With some blood?"

Me: "With some blood."

MM: "Does it hurt?"

Me: "Not like a boo-boo, no."

MM: "Okay, but your pajamas look really gross."

Me: "I know. I hope it washes out."

11 comments:

Angry Pregnant Lawyer said...

Oh, blech. Sorry, lady.

Eva said...

Fun conversation...very educational. You know girls are having puberty so early now, I may be having a similar one way too soon!

Magpie said...

Oh, I am not looking forward to that. The whole tampon thing is bad enough, that is, "what are you doing, Mommy?". Um, um...

Camera Obscura said...

#2-Son never seemed to notice (back when he was let into the bathroom while I was going), #1-Son was intelligent enough to understand "it's something private, just for girls," about tampons, and Daughter got that too until she got old enough.

Now both boys are in high school and Daughter's been at it herself for a year.

jo(e) said...

My boys used to love to take my tampons and put them in the sink to watch them expand. Then when I needed a tampon, the box would be empty ....

Angie said...

Those conversations don't bother me in the least. However, the oldest daughter of mine - they mortify her. It can be very funny when one of the younger girls asks a question of the very private nature.

Genevieve said...

Hoh boy. Good job explaining!

I've explained the facts of life, but haven't had to explain this part yet.

Jenn said...

I have a very cute memory of myself locked away in the bathroom pulling out the pads, the tampons, and using the info mom had just given me to work a variety of things out.

The tampon realisation makes me giggle now. I'm all like "okay, these big pads just soak stuff out.. but this *pulls everything apart* this would work.. how.. hmm."

*crickets*

"oh. that's just weird."

HAM*I*AM said...

Since my kids never let me pee in privacy, they are in the know about the whole non-Band-Aid bleeding. My daughter dubbed pads "squares" and tampons "tubes" when she was but a toddler...

Too bad for the jammies though - that is one unfortunate occurrence that happens too often here, too.

rachel said...

Ah, having memories of a friend applying maxipads to my arm. We were playing "broken arm", and we thought they were bandages...

purple_kangaroo said...

LOL