Congratulations to S and F on the birth of their third daughter. S's pregnancy was, for AJ, the first part of his human biology education : Birds and Bees Part 1. And it had him thinking.
AJ on Monday : Mama, why don't you have a baby in your tummy?
Mama (thinking fast) : Because ... I don't want another one. I have you two and that makes me happy.
AJ on Tuesday : Mama, I want you to have a baby in your tummy!
Mama (oh, no not again) : Well, darling, a baby's a lot of work...
AJ on Wednesday : Mama, if you don't get a baby in your tummy, I'll stop being your friend!
Mama (sidestepping the issue) : Whether you're my friend or not, I'll always be yours.
AJ on Thursday : Pappa, I want Mama to get a baby in her tummy.
Pappa (towing the line) : Well, we think you two are enough for us.
AJ on Friday : Mama, Pappa, are we going to have baby chicks when spring comes?
Mama & Pappa (glancing at each other) : Yes, AJ, why?
AJ : Then Mama doesn't have to have a baby in her tummy. The chicks are enough for me.
Phew! Now I'm wondering when we will be teaching Birds and Bees Part 2 : Mama, how did the baby get into that lady's tummy?
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