Mama Diaries

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Chicken Eggs

Warning:  this is another bizarre conversation I had with my daughter.

You still want to read?  Okay.

My daughter is learning about the human reproductive system in school. When she came home, she had some peculiar questions. (Are you still with me?)

"Mom," she said.  "Do humans really lay eggs?"

"Well, yes, human females produce eggs," I replied.

"Do they have hard shells?"

"No."

"Why?"

"Because they develop in the body and we don't sit on them like chickens.  They don't need the protection of a shell."

She crinkled up her eyebrows and thought about that.  "Can you fry a human egg?"

Huh?

I took a minute to compose myself. "Um.  Human eggs are very tiny and you can barely see them.  And why would you want to fry one anyway?" 

"I don't know," she said.   "Why do we fry chicken eggs?"

"Humans eat chicken eggs.  Humans do not eat human eggs.  Got it?"

She nodded.  "But why do humans lay eggs?"

Oy!

25 comments:

  1. hahaha never thought about it like that. The minds of kids are great.

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  2. Haha! I love how kids think!

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  3. Oyy! Kids and reproduction? The hardest lesson to teach yet the easiest when they know all!

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  4. My kids have never worked hard enough at providing me with blog posts. Give your daughter a kiss for helping you.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Haha! Yeah, I always have good material for blog posts!

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  5. *LOL* That's so cute! Good luck trying to explain it.

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    1. Haha! Wait 'til you have to explain it to your kids!

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  6. Before middle school, I had all sorts of wacky ideas when it came to reproduction.

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    1. Hope you got it all straightened out. ;)

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  7. That's really cute. Kids are so honest.

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  8. Very cute. Kids are so innocent and full of such innocent queries.

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    1. I don't know where that frying business came from, but I had to try really hard not to start laughing!

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  9. *dies laughing* There's no mind quite like a child's when it comes to things like this!

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  10. Lol.. Oh my, tough. All the best should this conversation continue.

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  11. Don't you love these conversations!! Can we fry a human egg...haha...that's awesome. Creepy, but hilarious. Thanks for always sharing this stuff with us. My kids are all older and I miss these crazy conversations!

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  12. You are so fortunate to have kiddies in your home and that you get to tell and show such adorable stories.

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  13. Lovely post, my grandson the other year was asking question about the facts of life, my daughter answered as honestly as possible .....but he didn't believe her,

    Yvonne.

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  14. Oh my goodness...that fun time of life!!! Haha, loved this!

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