Never too early for 'the talk,' right?
So I went to the library looking for a children's anatomy book, so we could continue the discussion. I only found one that looked like it would do the trick, but it was 200+ pages. Brought it home anyway, along with a dozen books for the others girls. Jo was thrilled I brought home such a book, and has been absolutely obsessed. She has poured over every single illustration, and has had Trevor and I go through the whole book with her. Chapter after chapter.
When we got to the reproduction chapter, I said something like, "Could we maybe read this chapter when you're a little bigger?" She protested: "No, mom, we look at it now. I want to read it." Never one to quash curiosity, I explained best I could. All three girls loved the illustrations of pregnancy, and growing babies. I wasn't too keen to explain the whole egg-sperm illustration, but my obsessive thinker would never allow me to skip it.
I am just hoping she doesn't bust out "Daddy's make sperm. Not mama's; they make eggs. That's where babies come from" on her sweet, young-couple Sunbeams teachers tomorrow. Or to anyone else. Its just no the kind of thing that you want to hear from a three-and-a-half-year-old.