I was standing at the kitchen counter overlooking the living room where The May Queen was getting dressed for school. As I packed her lunch she was talking to me about babies and how they ate. She expressed that babies must be REALLY hungry while they are still in their mommy's tummy. I explained about umbilical cords and belly buttons. She kept getting dressed.
Then it happened.
"How do babies get OUT of their mommy's tummy?"
"With a lot of hard work."
I heard my husband snicker at the table behind me where he was doing his daily Sudoku puzzle. The May Queen's face continued to peer expectantly at me over the back of the couch.
"Well," I began again, "babies are a lot smaller than you are when they are born, and they come out through their mommy's vagina."
A brief pause. Then the May Queen threw her head back and laughed. "That's silly!"
You think that's silly? Just wait until you ask how the baby gets IN to the mommy's tummy.