We were driving to Taekwondo class last night and my son, 10, pops out with this gem:
Mom, what are contractions?
They can be any number of things. (me HOPING he meant word contractions, and not really wanting to answer while driving on a two lane road in the dark)
What are contractions when a pregnant woman has them?
They can be any number of things. (yes, I was being a PITA at that point)
What's the most common?
The muscles in a woman's abdomen and inside cramp up to help her give birth to the baby.
Oh. Does it hurt?
Have you ever had a cramp in your tummy?
It's like that only about 5 million times worse.
Since I got pregnant my son and my husband have had a VERY honest, and embarrassing, talk about exactly how babies are made. I completely understand hes curiosity, he was 3 1/2 when his sister was born. That was an interesting conversation, especially since his sister was in the car too.
Talk about finding a balance between answering HIS questions honestly, but not being super detailed because the 6 year old is in the same room/car, and isn't ready for the same information he is.
Answer by girlwithC at 1:23 PM on Nov. 22, 2013
Answer by tntmom1027 at 4:39 PM on Nov. 22, 2013
Answer by Bmat at 12:22 PM on Nov. 22, 2013
Answer by louise2 at 2:18 PM on Nov. 22, 2013
Answer by staciandababy at 3:57 PM on Nov. 22, 2013
I am like this. A 10 year old does not need to know the ins and outs of labor. Especially at an inappropriatetime. You are driving! He needs to learn he does not get the answers when he wants ,especially when an adult is busy.
Answer by louise2 at 6:42 AM on Nov. 23, 2013