Last night, I heard a very funny and wierd conversation between my 6 y.o. gal and 8 y.o. boy. They saw a news highlight on Channel News Asia about a Japanese lady giving birth to a baby.
Brendan : Mei-mei, you see the baby looks so funny.
Eryn : Last time when we were babies, we looked like that too.
Brendan : Why they didn't show where the baby come out from? Baby doesn't
come out from the 'du-chi' (navel). Actually, the doctor cut open the
stomach to take the baby out.
Eryn : No lah, baby come out from 'petpet'.
Brendan : *silent, and thinking seriously about something*
Brendan : Hmm..... how to come out? the 'petpet' so small lah.
Mummy : *burst out laughing* (both Brendan and Eryn turned quickly to look
Eryn : Mummy, why you laugh? (both their face were very serious and thinking
hard about the baby issue)
Mummy : Some women deliver baby by cutting up the stomach. We call that
caesarean, or c-sect. Some women deliver baby naturally, like how I
delivered you two, which is through the vagina (had to explain that it's
not the 'petpet'). God created mothers to have a womb where the baby
is kept and fed (another long explanation), and grow safely. The womb
can expand according to the baby's growth and when it is time for the
baby to come out, the vagina will prepare itself and expand for the baby's
head to come out as well.
Eryn : If the baby get stuck then how?
Mummy : then the dr will help to cut open a little, or maybe use forceps (again,
have to explain) or vacuum.
Brendan : hahahaha... BRRRRRRRRRRR .. take the vacuum cleaner and suck
the baby out meh??
Eryn : hahahaha..... (pretend to hold vacuum cleaner and pulling action).
Mummy : sigh! No, this is a special type of machine ONNNLYYYYY meant to
Brendan : Girl so poor thing hor. Have to pain-pain to give birth. Boy no need.
Eryn : But your tummy so big leh, kor-kor. Like got baby like that...
Brendan and Eryn started laughing and continued doing their normal drawing activities.