I was sitting on my notebook with Brendan (age 8+) beside me doing his homework while Eryn (age 6 1/2) was reading a book.
Suddenly, this conversation came up :
Eryn : mummy, my egg is here right? (pointing below her belly button)
Mummy : Huh?
Eryn : There, you see, (pointing to a kids Biology book, as per picture below),
this is an egg.
Brendan : Oh, I know, it's where the sperm swims towards the egg.
Mummy : *eyes big big* (double) HUH?!
Oh well, and that’s how I realised I had to get started on my basic introduction about the birds and the bees. I asked if they really know what are the sperms and eggs for and this is how to conversation went on :
Eryn : The sperm is in the boy’s kukubird
Brendan : Ya, and the egg is inside the girl’s body.
Mummy : Yes, and when the sperm meets the egg, you can have a baby.
And it is very important that you must understand.
And then, the conversation got really funny :
Brendan : How can the sperm go to the egg? The sperm is in my 'kukubird' lah.
Eryn : Hahahahaha......
Brendan : So, you better don’t touch my sperm. Actually, the sperm is my two balls.
Mummy : *eyes rolling and controlling laughter*
Eryn : You see this book (pointing to the picture below), sperm plus egg equals
baby in the womb.
Brendan : Mummy, do you know that it is very dangerous if a boy only has one ball?
He can die one you know.
Oh well, that’s all on the so-called basic sex education. This was really getting nowhere. Besides, I was so tired to be able to do any proper explanation as it was nearing bed time for the kids.
This is the cover of the book. A very, very good book which I bought in the last Big, Bad Wolf sale. It covers mostly on the human body and the kids learnt a lot from there.