Jun 18, 2008

How the babies get air, etc.


I just love the way kids think....

The conversation took place in a little family room off of our kitchen. Keaton, Kellen, and a neighborhood friend were draped all over the furniture, wearing swimsuits, pondering life....staring at their belly buttons.  "Mom, why do we have belly buttons?" I launched into a lengthy (what I thought was quite fantastic) explanation of fetal development, umbillical cords and amniotic fluid. Blank stares.... glazed eyes . Looking quite confused Keaton said, "so how did I get air?" I decided to go a more "elementary" route with this answer and just said, "you didn't need to breathe because you got all of your oxygen through the cord that connected you to me."

Conclusion:
The boys on the couch spent the rest of the afternoon trying to breathe through their belly buttons........ 

5 comments:

Laurie said...

Too funny! I miss our little rude nugget! Can't wait to see you guys next week - I want to go for a ride on the scooter!

Heidi Ann said...

Hi Cricket, It is so true! You think your explanation is so clear & I guess it is, just understood in an entirely different way? I love these little boys & their funny antics!!!....Love, heidi

Heidi Ann said...

Hi Cricket, Jackie & Kylee are visiting, so I thought she would like to see your blog...She is still giggling over your last story about the bellybuttons!...Take care! Have a great weekend!...LOve, Heidi :)

hautemommy said...

Hahahaha love this little story!! I can see how the bellybutton may pose a few questions!! :) xoxox!

Kim said...

Wow, what fun catching up on your family. Thanks for commenting on my blog! Look forward to seeing you at the lake.
I love hearing other parenting stories, it makes me feel much more human!

Love ya!