Saturday, July 18, 2009

The Birds & the Bees

As I was waking up this morning, I remembered a story that Jack told me from when he was a kid about how parents can overexplain stuff:

When he was a little boy, he asked his mom, "Mommy, where did I come from?

His mother then went into an explanation of the reproductive process. I'm assuming it was age appropriate.

To which Jack replied, "No, Mommy! Scotty came from Cleveland. Where did I come from?"

That story still makes me chuckle.

As if that's not enough, this morning the girls and I were listening to an album by the Zac Brown Band, a country band & a current family favorite. In response to the words in a song, Sarah asked, "Mommy, what do lovers do?" Ummmmm . . . I think I stumbled through it ok.


  1. This is like another Alario story -- when they lived in Queens county, Miriam was born. When they lived in Kings County (Brooklyn), Jack was born. The third time Mrs. Alario was pregnant, they had moved to Middlesex...

    And then the 4th time that Mrs. Alario was pregnant, Joe commented that 1 in 4 children are Chinese.

  2. I've heard this story before from Jack. Still makes me laugh.