Keianna (4) was gazing at her stomach and pondering how many wee ones are in there. See, she holds to a unique conviction that a lady has all their babies in her "tummy" from childhood, and they just bide their time until she marries and it is time for them to each to grow in turn. Some ladies don’t start out with any, some with lots… a girl never knows.
I’ve tried correcting Keianna on this point, but it never "takes".
This time Kendra (6) stepped in to educate her little sister. "No, Keianna. They aren’t in your tummy until you have a husband and he puts them in. Men have a special tool that puts the babies in the mommies. They are only supposed to use it on their wife, but sometimes they use it when they shouldn’t. That’s bad stewardship. David (King David) used his tool lots and used it on ladies he shouldn’t have, and that’s bad. A lady shouldn’t let any man but her husband put babies in her with his tool."
We discuss "things" from time to time, just naturally, as they come up. It isn’t a topic we avoid, but neither have we sought out to have "The Talk" per se. Kendra’s unique (yet oddly accurate) depiction was a surprise to me.