It’s the question all parents fear. But I don’t think it has to be so scary. Not if you are prepared.
Being a (former) surrogate, and having an intelligent kid who doesn’t miss a thing, I had to deal with this question early. I looked at it and explained it from a matter of fact, medical point of view.
“Mommy, how did that baby get in your tummy?”
“All mommy’s have little tiny baby eggs. Kind of like chickens. Mommy’s are born with these eggs inside of them. When they grow up and have a husband then God can decide to let the eggs grow into babies and be born.”
Now, I didn’t lie. I didn’t make up any crazy stork story. I didn’t have to choke on my words or change the subject. It’s short, to the point and truthful.
With regards to the surrogacy, I explained that sometimes a mommy’s tummy is broken where the baby grows (he understands there is a food tummy and a baby tummy), and so doctors can put the other mommy’s baby eggs into another mommy’s baby tummy.
He has no idea that boys have anything to do with making babies, and I plan on keeping it that way for a long time!
So, what kind of creative stories have you come up with for this question?