The chicken and the egg…


Question over breakfast this morning from my 6 year old…
“Mummy, why do chickens need a mummy chicken and a daddy chicken to make a baby chicken?”

Oh for goodness sake. It’s 7:15 and I’m being asked this…

“Well, the mummy chicken is needed to keep the egg in her tummy and the daddy chicken is needed to help the mummy chicken make the egg into a baby chicken instead of an egg we eat”.

Please, God, let that be an acceptable answer for him….

“Oh, right. And then the mummy chicken poo’s the baby chicken in the egg out of her bum doesn’t she” he says.

“Well, yes, pretty much” I reply.

“Did you poo me out of your bum?” he asks.

“Erm, no poppet, you didn’t come out of my bum…”

“That’s lucky, I’d have been really smelly and not nice to cuddle if that had happened. Lucky that.” he says as he continues munching on his marmite crumpet…

Yeah, lucky that.

Good lord, what a starter for 10 that was…is it time to go to school yet? 🙈


Chicken Bum creations…



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  1. February 23, 2016 / 3:51 pm

    LOL! So funny! My husband and I were just discussing how we will have “the talk” with our 15 month old one day. We are hoping she’ll figure it out on her own;) Found you on Twinkly Tuesday. ~Megan

  2. February 23, 2016 / 6:06 pm

    Haha! I am dreading these questions when they start coming from my two!

  3. February 26, 2016 / 7:46 am

    hahaha they always ask these questions when our brain is still waking up don’t they! Brilliant questions and I think you answered it very well! #fridayfrolics

  4. February 26, 2016 / 10:03 am

    Quick, get that kids to school so the teacher can answer the questions! 😉 Thanks for linking up to #FridayFrolics

  5. February 26, 2016 / 9:19 pm

    my daughter in convinced that she lived in an egg before she was born and that she needed daddys “spear” to make her. I once tried to explain it to her and she got a bit confused, I cant quite bring myself to re-discuss it. I loved this post #fridayfrolics

  6. March 3, 2016 / 7:56 pm

    We had a few of those kind of conversations when I was expecting Number Three. I just answered every question with “How do YOU think the baby got into my tummy / the baby will get out of my tummy / etc?” They got bored of asking after a while but their answers were very funny. The innocence of them.

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