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