according to our 6-year-old son 🙂
We were in the barn feeding and he wanted to hand feed one of the sheep. I told him that Holly would probably eat out of his hand, so he grabbed some food and started feeding her. Pretty soon Holly’s son, Dreamer, came up and started eating as well. My son started asking questions about who he was and if he was going to be a daddy? I explained to him that he is a wether and is a boy that can’t have babies. He processed this for a little while and then asked, do we have any boy sheep that can have babies. I didn’t think about this question ‘literally’ and said, well yeah, remember Reno is going to be a daddy. For which, he quickly asked – you mean he is going to have babies? I understood what he was really asking and reminded him that only the girl sheep can have babies. I was trying to not go too deep in this conversation 🙂 His reply was better than anything I could have come up with – he said, you mean that god takes the babies from the daddy sheep and puts them in the mommy sheep! I very quickly, said yes, that is exactly what happens and for right now that is all he needs to know 😉
Only 2 more weeks until lambs start arriving!
We are dealing with some of those questions occasionally. If I try to explain too much, Brian’s eyes glaze over and he loses interest. But I know that there are plenty of other avenues that are eager to teach him too much too soon, and would rather it come from us! So we’ll keep giving information when asked, as seems appropriate, with an eye on accurate education. Ain’t parenting fun?
That is hilarious and an adorable answer. Kind of like when he was asking me how Gracie Anne got food from me, lol.
Makes sense to me 🙂