Which brings me to my cat's heinie...
Our older son has been desperate for a pet for YEARS. He's allergic. He researched, and researched finally discovering that he could have a hairless cat...a Sphynx. (Think Mr. Bigglesworth)
So his grandfather indulged him for his eighth birthday earlier this month with an eleven month old Sphynx named Summer. Apparently she was a great deal because she had just had a litter of kittens.
So Summer came with teats. We took out a book from the library to learn more about cat's.
Page 1- the cat in the book has babies...
My son looks at me and ask, "Mom, where did the babies come out of Summer?"
I asked him where he thought they came out of her.
Now that's when I realized that even when you have this ongoing dialogue with your kids, sometimes things still fall through the cracks!
I called for my five year old to join our conversation. I asked him what part of the body do babies come out of?
"The vagina," he said, with a grin.
So therefore, I prompted, what part of Summer's body did her kittens come out of?
"I guess her vagina- do cats have a vagina?"
And so the conversation began. We talked all about different animals, how they all have babies- and mostly in the same way.
My older son wanted to see Summer's behind- he had never noticed that she had "more than one hole!"
Clearly, discovering that his cat had a vagina was the highlight of his week- he tells everyone that comes over...
"What's the big mystery? It's my vagina, not the sphinx!" Miranda- Sex and the City