Yesterday I was in the car with my 3 children when my 9 year old daughter pipes up from the back:
Girl: Hey Mom, did you know that boy dogs and girl dogs can both have babies?
Me: No they can't, sweetie. Only girl dogs can have puppies.
Girl: No mom, you're wrong. Boy dogs CAN have puppies.
Me: Who says?
Girl: Everyone in my class.
Me: Really. Where did they get that information?
Girl: Because, girl dogs AND boy dogs have to have surgery so they can't have puppies.
Yeah. That was my answer. Oh.
Inside I'm laughing so hard, though. I know I could have taken that opportune moment to explain that it takes a boy and a girl dog to make puppies. But let's be real. Her 5 and 7 year old siblings were tuned into the conversation and I really didn't want to have to share all of the facts of life on the way to church.
So I thought the best answer was an interested 'oh.'
But no. I was not going to be let off the hook that easily.
Two minutes later, the same daughter says in a ha-ha kind of voice:
Mom, do you remember a few weeks ago in big church when Pastor David said teenagers can have babies? Teenagers can have BABIES?!
That is when I decided it was time for me to really step up to the plate and do what any committed mother would do.
I turned on the radio and said, Hey, Let's jam!
For-the-love! I'm not ready for this!