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Wednesday, July 04, 2007

You were my egg

Each night before bed, my son enjoys watching "How It's Made" on the science channel. He has watched 20 minutes every night since he was 2. TV for kids isn't a great habit to get into, but this show is much better than most anything out there. He knows how most everything is made....seriously.

Last night they showed how fish farms are run. The fun music was playing in the background as the fish farmer was squeezing the female's fish eggs out to harvest. Then he proceeded to squeeze the male's sperm into the bin, where the eggs had been deposited. This was how they harvested the babies.

Once the babies were shown, hatched and swimming, he giggled. He thought the babies were soooo cute. He said, "I didn't know fish came from eggs!" I told him, "Yes they do...like birds."

He looked at me with this quizzacle look, smiled and said, "Mommy...you were my egg weren't you? I hatched from you!"

I had to laugh...what a concept for a 4 year old to grasp all on his own. He knows he was in my belly before birth, but always asked 'how' he was born. I just told him the doctor got him out. I didn't want to get to technical about it.

Now he knows....I was his egg! HA!

Happy Fourth everyone!
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