The Birds and the Trees Sex Talk

There will come a day when I’ll have to have “The Talk” with my boys. The sex talk. The birds and the bees. The “Where do babies come from?” talk. I can’t say I’m necessarily looking forward to it but I’m not overly stressing out about it either. I’ve got a few years before I need to worry about that, it’s certainly not what I had on my mind during lunch today with my 3 and 2 year-olds.

During lunch today I was busy straightening up the kitchen and doing some random tasks while my 3 youngest kids were eating at the kitchen table. I could hear the older two chatting it up about some bird. I wasn’t really paying attention. I’ve become quite skilled at tuning them out when I want to. But then, all of a sudden the 3 year old decided he needed to jump out of his seat and run across the room. Now I was paying attention.

I told him to go back to his chair and finish his lunch. He protested and tried to explain he was going to go look at the bird. After convincing him to just look at the bird out the window, he returned to his seat. Then he decided he needed to give his 2 year-old sister “The Talk” about The Birds and the Trees.

“Ela? Do you see that bird? Right there? That bird right there? That bird lives in a tree. That’s where birds live. And when a bird lives in a tree it sits in its nest. Then the eggs go in the nest. Then the eggs crack open and that’s where babies come from.”

I nearly spit my sweet tea out through my nose. I’m glad I didn’t tune this conversation out. I’m not sure my daughter fully grasped everything. My wife will probably need to review and expound upon some things in a few years but I think it’s fairly accurate to say she’s now had the talk. That’s one kid down. Only 3 more to go!

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26 thoughts on “The Birds and the Trees Sex Talk”

  1. Hahaha. You know, you may not have to worry about it after all. Somebody else might have it covered. He summed it up briefly and spot on. So many things we can learn from our kids. Hilarious!

  2. I love this story! I made me smile out loud. Always happy to see a SAHD dad sharing their adventures.

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  3. First I want to say that I love, love, love the picture of your little rock star at the top there! After seeing that picture and reading the story I can only imagine what a character he must be. How funny that he took it upon himself to teach his sister about the “Birds and the trees!” I laughed pretty dang hard at this one as I am an incredibly visual person and totally pictured the whole scenario in my mind!

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      1. Hahaha! I have one of those too! She is the middle yet oldest out of my bunch. My son will be 26 next week so she is kind of like the oldest yet still in the middle! My husband, Kenny, is always telling her that she is going to be a comedian when she grows up but I do believe that she already is! 😉 tee! hee!

  4. This story is great! I’m the mother of 23 and 20 year old daughters. Trust me — these things never go as planned. I have stories! It’s great that you are memorializing yours. I love your blog! #BigTopBlogParty

  5. Ha! That’s hilarious. Kids are awesome. Sounds like there is no shortage of amusing conversations in your house! Thanks for sharing this one!

  6. That made me laugh out loud! Smartly handled isn’t it!? You would have never thought about such better explanation to such a tricky thing! :)…

    I think it’s the worry for most parents and something everyone would love to know how to say it nicely to the kids when the time comes! And, ofcourse, when is THAT right time!?

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