We have been enjoying watching the DVDs of 19 Kids and Counting as a family. The night before we had seen Michelle getting an ultrasound and disclosing the gender of one of her babies. My kids were talking about the episode over lunch when one of them asked, “Mom, how does the doctor know if it’s a boy or a girl?”
“The doctor put a camera on her belly and with that special camera the doctor can see the baby. Don’t you remember seeing the baby in Mommy’s belly?”
“Yes I know, but how does the doctor know if it’s a boy or girl?”
“The doctor looks at the baby’s bottom,” I answered matter of factly.
There was a gasp. “Why the baby’s bottom?”
“Because boys’ bottoms are different than girls’,” I didn’t think this would be anything shocking. We have two little boys around here you know.
“Oh yeah!” the lights came on, “I thought you could tell if it was a girl or boy because of the hair.”