Thursday, March 15, 2007

Do I Have Puppies In My Tummy?

That is the question asked yesterday.

We've had our first toddler version of the birds and the bees. It was humorous and confusing for both of us.

It all started when my aunt got a new teacup Dachsund. Oh yes. It is even SMALLER than a miniature Dachsund. Her name is Minnie and she's the cutest, tiniest weenie dog ever. I will post a pic of her when I retrieve my camera from my MIL's house. When your two kids are bawling and screeching cuz it is past naptime, you tend to lose your wits as you bolt to your vehicle with them.

When Bella woke up from her nap, the first thing she asked for was a puppy like Minnie. She will name it Mickey Mouse.

I told her that maybe her grandmother's black weenie dog (Maggie) would one day have puppies. Bella wanted to go to Gran's immediately to get her puppy. Thus began the long conversation:

Mama, I want a buppy for my OWN.

Well, Maggie hasn't had puppies yet.

Theya not bone yet?

No, honey, they are not born.

I'm not bone yet?

Yes, you are born. The puppies are not.

Do I have buppies in my tummy?

No, dogs have puppies. You will have human babies when you are a grown up.

Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy? (the word "why" always sounds so nasal)

But I want to have a buppy, not a uma baby. Can we go to the hospial to get one?

Husband chimes in.

Bella, puppies don't come from the hospital. The mommy dog gets pregnant and carries the babies in her tummy like your Mommy carried Ava in hers and then one day the mommy dog gives birth.

Bella and I just stare at him.

Mama, can I have a buppy now?


Shoshana said...

She knows what she wants and she's not going to be derailed.

So Jenn, when are you picking up a puppy?

Jennboree said...

Well, if Maggie doesn't have puppies by Bella's birthday, we may get one anyway just to persuade her to get rid of her paci forever. Bribery? Yep.

T-girl said...

Gosh Mom! The kid just wants a buppy! LMAO That was really cute... I particularly like the part about going to the hospital to pick one up! I never thought about it but I bet that is confusing to a little person. Sigh- Baby J just tells me "No Mama!" and shakes her finger at me, I can't wait for buppy's in her tummy! LOL

Amanda Sue said...

"and then one day, the mommy dog gives birth."

no, he didn't.

tallulah said...

I want a buppy too! Guess I'll settle for a bubby.

OddMix said...

I neeeever lose my wits! Uh, uh. Nope, not me...


Living on a farm gives us all kinds of opportunities to have, ummm... interesting conversations with our little ones.

"What is that buck doing to Sally Goat?" (breeding)
"Where did the chickens go?" (dinner)

You get the idea.