destructoBoy has just asked me the question I have been dreading since they learned to talk.
'How do people get babies?'
'Ummmmm ... do you mean giving birth or getting pregnant?'
(Oh great, you couldn't have chosen the easy path.)
'Well, it involves a woman..'
'What about men? Do you need men?'
(No really, ask me the unloaded question next time.)
'Yes, men choose the sex of the baby.'
'Have you heard of sex?'
'Well, babies come when grownups ...'
'Do you have to be in love with someone? To have sex?'
'Well, yes. That is usual.'
(He is eight, I am NOT going into the world of non-relationship based sex.)
'Do you and Daddy have sex?'
'Daddy and I don't want a baby.'
And so I went onto explain in some detail what happens. I had to stop myself laughing out loud at the look of disgust on his face.