22 of 31 - SOLSC 2019
"Mom, do you know which hole the baby comes out?"
"Go finish getting ready for bed and we can talk about it."
I am not delaying the conversation. This is simply my standard answer to the myriad of delay tactics that arise on a daily basis. She doesn't seem to have figured out my canned response since she asks, "Have you figured it out yet?" when I enter her room a few minutes later.
Smiling I assure her I already knew. We discuss the three 'holes' and what comes out of each one, in the depth she is ready for. When I start to explain more about the uterus, she has no interest instead creating an alliteration.
"Pee. Poo." [Pause] "Pupil!" she adds, quite proud of her wordsmithing.
I introduce the term 'progeny', which she agrees is better - and then revisit which orifice is which, thankful for the opening for our conversation and praying they continue.