Monday, January 11, 2010


Quietly watching tv one night.

Hops&Barley says, "how do you get a baby in your belly?"

I freeze. My brain starts racing. How much do I tell her, what does she really want to know. Brain is spinning, saying nothing. Look to JEM. He looks at me.

"Ummm..." I begin. "You need a mommy and a daddy." Then I freeze again. Where to go from here, where to start.

"And a little bit of magic," says JEM.

"Okay," Hops&Barley says.

Oh he is good. He is so very, very good.


  1. Nice save bro! I'm pretty sure that's all she really wanted to know anyways. :)

  2. Rupert tells the girls that Mommy and Daddy give each other a "special hug".

    I once stumbled upon a Dr. Ruth book for young children at the library, which spells out the entire business, but it was way too explicit for my comfort zone.

    "Special hugs" and "magic" are just perfect by me, at this point.