Mom, why is it called "the birds and the bees"? This question came at 11:05am today while B was emptying the dishwasher. Good question! Looking to animals to explain our bodies is a frequently used concept. For example, the book Everyone Poops. But why birds and bees for reproduction? Off to the internet I went and found the answer to his question.
Birds laying eggs = females releasing eggs. Bees transport pollen from flower to flower = males releasing sperm to fertilize eggs. Makes complete sense! If I had actually taken a few minutes to think about it before looking it up, I might have made the connection myself. Then again, I might have gotten distracted by the 20+ other things on my mind.
Anywho, I answered B's question and can honestly tell the hubs when he comes home that, "Yes, lessons took place today." ;o)
- I am a very lucky woman with a husband and son who are smart, witty and entertaining. Our son, B, attended public school for two years, and then we embarked on a new adventure in the Fall of 2010 - homeschooling. We don't have all the answers, but we know B and this has been the best thing for him. I blog to preserve our stories and our memories, share recipes, vent and ramble on about our crazy, yet blessed, life. Would you care to follow along?