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Belly Buttons Not Required:

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I learned where babies came from by listening to the idiotic, misinformed chatter of my fellow tween girlfriends.

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If I were them, I would make this the family holiday card. ©Cut Video

We were the least worldly bunch ever, and not one of us had an older sibling to ask, so there was a lot of wild speculation and some hilariously wrong assumptions. I seem to remember the belly button featuring heavily in these theories. Although it was the early seventies and a sexual revolution was going on in the rest of the country, our mothers were all suburban Catholic housewives who had married fairly young and who were unable to talk openly with us (or anyone else) about sex.

I assumed that in this age of readily-available information about things like body parts and gender and puberty, it would be easier and less uncomfortable for parents to talk to their children about sex. It turns out I was once again making bad assumptions, though at least these assumptions didn’t involve a belly button.

These videos of parents trying to explain to their young children where babies come from are wonderfully, adorably uncomfortable. There’s still a bit of dodging (“Mommy and Daddy take off all their clothes, then they get under the covers and do a special dance.”), but it’s mostly good information (with a lot of giggling by all parties).

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Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

11 thoughts on “Belly Buttons Not Required:

  1. Beautiful header and funny topic! Great job. http://lilypupslife.wordpress.com/

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  2. Oh how cringeworthy! Those parents are very brave, It is not an easy subject to broach!

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  3. This are wonderful and hilarious!!!!

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  4. Maddox is so cute!! I am rethinking the whole ‘pockets’ thing. WTH!!!

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  5. These kids are adorable. I can remember doing ‘the talk’ with my son Tim when he was about 9 or 10 (I was a bit slow at getting around to it 😉 ). I had found some really good books, about 4 I think, that covered all different ages. I found the one I thought would suit Tim & we all sat down one afternoon. The book was quite short so I could read it in go. Tim was told he could interupt me at any time to ask us question. He sat there as quiet as a mouse all the way through the book. At the end I asked him if he had any questions, he had just 1 … ‘do I have to start doing this now?’ he was a little worried – poor baby. I gave him a big hug & told him he could take all the time he needed before he started 🙂

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