Friday, March 20, 2009

One More

In which we have a little more crazy - because it's Friday after all!

One of the ladies in my department, who happens to be extremely sweet - she called me over the weekend after John's surgery just to check on him... so please realize that I truly and sincerely like this person.

Anyway, she took her kids to the Rodeo yesterday... or really the Livestock Show part where they could see all the animals and learn a little about life on the farm. Which is actually funny that in this incredibly large city we live in - people like to get back in touch with country living... they just aren't always ready for the reality that it brings along with it.

Apparently, they have a new feature at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo - so appropriately called The Birthing Center. (See where this is going?) The idea here is that they have all sorts of farm animals that have either given birth within 24 hours or are expected to give birth within the next 48 hours.

So she takes her three kids over there, and well... they see life... or the begining of it that is on video...

So her 8 year old starts asking a bunch of questions... and making the connection that this might be how he came into the world... and said co-worker isn't ready to answer those questions yet.

Amazing to me that you wouldn't at least have some sort of conversation about where babies come from at an earlier age... not that you should get too graphic... but age appropriate information is necessary, am I right? Isn't there like a whole slew of children's books geared toward that topic?

It just seems to me that it might not be the best idea to take your children to an exhibit on things that you aren't ready to talk to them about... but then again... what do I know? (Again, I'm not judging... just thinking aloud.)