Yes, the conversation every parent wants to have with their almost 5 year old.
We were driving home from physiotherapy when we passed a reception venue. This started a discussion about weddings, which lead to...
"When you get married do you HAVE to have babies?"
No darling, only if you want to.
"But Mum, where you you get babies from anyway?"
Can I say I was totally unprepared for this question! I thought we had YEARS before this topic would come up. I was deliberately vague in my answer as I really don't think 4 year olds want or need to know all the details. So I said that the Mummy & Daddy decide they want to have a baby and then the daddy puts something in the mummy's tummy and the baby grows there. I have no idea if that was the right thing to say! Anyone been there, done that and got any tips???
My vague answer seemed to satisfy her enough, because then the conversation moved on to...
"I don't want to have babies"
Why not E?
"I don't want to have to look after them!"