We had this conversation after Ella had persuaded me to go and put the Dora the Explorer DVD on for her.

Ella – Dora has a baby.
Me – Does she?
Ella – Yeah, she has a baby in her tummy.
Me – No she hasn’t.
Ella – Yes she has. I have a baby in my tummy too.
Me – How did the baby get in your tummy. [Holding my breath for the reply.]
Ella – I don’t know. [Phew!] The baby’s in my tummy and then he’s going to come out. And he can’t walk now. When he can walk he’s going to come out.
Me – So when is he going to come out?
Ella – The baby’s going to come out in TWO minutes! [Looks slightly puzzled at me cracking up laughing]
No, no, in THREE minutes. The baby’s going to come out of my tummy in three more minutes. [Still puzzled at me laughing even harder]
He’s so cute. I’m going to give him a kiss.
And then he can watch tv. I will put him on my lap and then he can watch tv.
He can sit on the couch and watch tv. He’s going to stand up, but I will put him down and then he can sit and watch Dora.

Three minutes passed, but the baby wasn’t mentioned again.


2 Responses to “Reproduction”

  1. the godmother Says:

    priceless! a 3 minute gestation…:))so chels is also a big dora fan and she too is always talking about the babies in her tummy (which I found slightly creepy coming from a 3 yr old) – what is dora teaching them??

  2. Lin Says:

    I think the Dora link is purely coincidental. There’s quite a few pregnant mothers at daycare, so I assume they’ve been talking about babies in tummies there. Fortunately without adding too much detail at this stage!

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