I'm pregnant with my fourth child, and as my belly burgeons, my kids (ages 8 and under) start to ask questions. "How did the baby get in your belly?" "How is the baby going to come out?"
Um, uh. Not sure I want to go there yet with them. So far I've told the kids that God puts the baby in your belly and that the doctor takes it out. And so far, they are good with those answers.
My experience helped me appreciate star mom Hilaria Baldwin's recent Instagram post about her 3-year-old daughter's understanding of where babies come from.
"Carmen has been begging for a baby sister. She finally got fed up and shoved a baby doll up her dress, telling me she will have the baby for me," Alec Baldwin's wife and the mom-of-three wrote as a caption to a pic of her adorable daughter and her pretend baby bump.
"But I'm the mommy and she is the big sister," Baldwin continued in the post, adding, "She also told me that the mommy swallows the baby to get in the tummy then the baby hatches out of its shell."
Oh, if only it were that easy!
Where do your kids think babies come from? Or what did you think when you were little?