27 April 2008

Out of the Mouths of Babes

I had an interesting conversation with Daughter today. After church she and I went to McDonald's for lunch. As we were sitting there eating we were discussing a story she read about Mary and she asked me, "Mom, what's a virgin?"

Keep in mind that Son is 19, so I'm sure I've had this conversation before, and I know the rule of thumb is to answer only the question they're asking, and keep it in simple terms. So I answered, "A person who hasn't had sex yet." She thought about this for a bit, then asked the obvious follow up question, "What's sex?"

"It's what Mommys & Daddys do to make babies."

"... Do you have babies when you kiss?"


"If you tell me about this am I going to lose my appetite?"


"I don't want to know. Please never tell me."

"OK, if you say so."

Whew. Dodged a bullet on that one.

I've finished the knitting on the first firebird and did the easy part of the embroidery on one side. I've also got the toe started on the second sock, and I figure I'll finish it tomorrow while I'm waiting in Madison for the Harlot.


Five Ferns Fibreholic said...

I just had to laugh at that one...I laughed long and hard. I'll be laughing at that one for the rest of the day.

Anonymous said...

Great, you dodged the bullet till a some obnoxious neighbor kid tells her. (Please take this as an early appology from said kid's mother.)