OK So remember the post before the pallet post, just two posts down? Remember?
Tonight as Ellen and I were walking down to get the 4-wheeler just out of the blue she says; "He has a key."
Me, rather bewildered: "What?"
Ellen: "The bull has a key to open the cow. I think he opens her back."
Me, starting to catch on: "Why does he need to open the cow?"
Ellen, with a sigh at my density: "So he can put in the seed in. The seed to make a calf."
Me, trying not to giggle: "Oh."
And that's where I left it because if I started trying to explain she'd want to see things for herself and we haven't gone beyond where we were at the last discussion. And it has been a long day and I didn't feel up to discussing penises.
What I really need her to understand is how to wipe herself after using the potty, and how to not get both legs into the same underwear hole when dressing herself and practical things like that; not bovine reproduction.
But it goes to show that the discussion is never over with...she is pondering these things whether or not I am ready for them. And I think Donna up north of me is correct; Ellen is going to come out with this stuff in Sunday School or standing in line at the grocery store or somewhere else inconvenient.