Recently, my household was blessed with the opportunity to have a new little baby stay with us for a few days (more on that when I stop crying over it).
When I first carried the babes into the house, HJ and his friend hammered me with questions. I laid him on a blanket so they could get a good look. After a few minutes, I went to change his diaper. The boys first noticed his belly button, and questioned what was wrong with it. I explained that it was his umbilical cord. I told them it is connected to the mom and it is what provides baby all the nutrients he needs. And once baby is born, they can cut and tie it off; then after a few days it will fall off and you can see his belly button.
This led to lots of “ewwww” and “weird” comments. As they commented I realized what the next question would be. I tried to distract the boys as I took the diaper off, but it didn’t work. “WHAT’S WRONG WITH HIS PENIS?!?!?”
And this led to a fun and unexpected lesson on circumcision. Needless to say, the boys were terrified and disgusted and couldn’t believe such a thing.