WARNING: PG material.
As Spencer and I finished up lunch today he started asking questions...
"Mom, how does color happen on a baby, I mean,say one parent is one color and then the other is something else, like you and dad...did Dad's DNA get passed through to you like when you kiss?"
"Um, no" I answer, turning a little red...I mean, he isn't clueless about all this, and he watches nature shows ...I continue, "It isn't when we kiss".
"Is it sperm?"
Whoa, how does he know that much, did I tell him that? Did a friend?
He continues, "Wait, but that's on eggs"
aaahhh nature shows...
"Actually Spencer, it is sperm"
"Does dad use his belly button or something. I mean milk comes from part of you(he makes a hand gesture towards my chest), is it a body part thing?"
"Spencer, that's what a penis is for"
He looks at me, acknowledges this fact,"That's why girls don't have them right?"
Then his face changes, an eyebrow shoots up and he asks
"You mean I am going to have to do something with it? What am I going to HAVE to do?"
He says this like he was told someday he is going to have to paint the house. I didn't laugh, on the outside anyway.
He continued before I had a chance to say anything, "So, you have to connect together somehow...I see" and he smiled.
I added in that this is something special that God intended for married people. He suddenly said,
"That's what they mean by having sex"
Like in the back of his mind he had been mulling around the mystical word..."SEX"...for awhile.
The conversation shifted to how the DNA forms a new pattern, and although the same parents can have many children that they can all look alike or very different. We spoke of different blood types and how the umbilical cord works. Whew.
For the moment he is satiated with new knowledge. He mentioned that he is surprised I waited this long to tell him all this. I answered that we waited for him to ask. To which he says , "I have wondered my WHOLE life!"
I love that kid.