This morning my 3 year old brother, Nathan asked that very same question to my mom. My mom said it was a special stew that my dad made ....Nathan was amazed that my dad could cook. *lol* How did your mom or dad tell you how babies were made? This could be very interesting.....
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I never asked my parents, or, if i did, i don't remember. I didn't really wonder about stuff like that, and i got sex ed every two years, and i guess i just understood it...who knows, it's a mystery! :P
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My mother didn't. When I asked, she would either say that it grows in the mommy's stomach or say she'd tell me later. The former, while I didn't think it was a lie because I trusted my mother, always seemed weird to me, because it would mean that the baby was floating around with all of the food the mother ate, and, well... that's strange. I also realized that it didn't explain how the baby got there in the first place. She never did tell me later, and she only brought the subject up after she found a book about the human body that I had gotten as a birthday present from a friend in third grade, and which also explained reproduction.
That's kind of annoying, now that I think about it. I wonder how long she would have waited had she not found that book.
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I never asked my parents, but I do remember a funny experience I had. Once, in my childlike wisdom, I was playing with baby dolls. My dad asked me who my boyfriend/husband was, and I said "I don't have one." Dad was like, "You have to have a boyfriend or a husband to have a baby," and I was like, "Nope, don't have one."
So, later that day, Dad took me inside the house in front of the TV. On the screen were two people lying in bed together.
"You have to do that to have a baby, Ruth," he sternly told me.
Basically, all I did was roll my eyes and go back to my toys. Like I didn't know that already, Dad :P
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I was always a very curious little girl. I had to know everything, asap. At first my mom would tell me that the baby gets planted into mommys tummy and grows. And eventually that turned into the full blown 'birds and the bees' discussion when i was ... about 9 yrs old, i think.
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I don't recall ever being told, but I know we did have a big pop-up book called 'The Miracle of Life' or something like that. It was a good idea, but in reality, it was kind of scary to open a book and have a giant half-dissected penis leap out at you.
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my folks never told me. but my dad had plenty of anatomy books and medical texts lying around the house. it was only a matter of time before i'd earmark the pages with diagrams of male naughty bits and fine the books on reproduction. oh yeah, cable television, too.
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I grew up on a farm, I saw how babies were made. When we bred horses my dad would say they were making babies, so I knew human babies had to be made in a similar fashion. Then when I was 6 I learned a word called sex, and realized human babies were made through that.
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