Lat night as I was tucking her in the Girl suddenly asked, "What parts am I missing to be a lady mom?"
Not sure I was understanding properly I asked, "What do you mean."
"Like in the first Princess Diaries when Mia says she doesn't even have all her, her, her, um lady parts yet. What parts am I missing?"
Swallowing a laugh I knelt next to her bed and said, "You already have all of the parts inside you, and when you get be 12 or older those parts will start changing and growing until they are woman parts."
"Yeah, I know my boobies will get big 'cause right now I have just nipples, and I will get hair down here," she said, gesturing appropriately.
"Yes, and also on your armpits and your leg hair will probably get coarser too."
Since we were already there I figured I would take the plunge and tell her everything. "And your hips will spread and get wider to make room for a baby and you will grow breasts so you can feed babies when you have them, and you will start to have what is called a period."
She wrinkled her forehead, "What's that?"
"When your body starts to get ready to have babies it will send a little egg into your uterus and the uterus will start getting ready to feed a baby if the egg is fertilized by lining itself with blood."
(Yeah, we've already had the egg and sperm talk, ever since I was pregnant with Little.)
"If there is no baby, which there won't be until you have a husband to make a baby with," notice how the work of indoctrination got snuck in there oh so subtly, "the egg and the blood go out of your uterus at the end of the month to get ready to try again the next month and it comes out of your vagina."
"Is it like water?" she asked.
"No, it's blood, it looks and smells like blood, because that's what it is. You will wear a pad inside your panties to catch it and keep it from getting on your clothes, and change it every time you go to the bathroom. It's only for a few days a month."
"That's weird," she laughed.
"Yes, I bet it does sound weird to you, because you are only 6. Once it starts happening you won't think it's so weird anymore. But there are a lot of years before that happens when you will still be a girl."
"Yeah, but then I'll be a teenager!"
Since I could tell the Boy was listening avidly from the top bunk I decided might I might as well go for broke. "You buddy will get taller, your chest will widen, your voice will deepen, you will get hair all over you, including on your face. Your penis will get bigger, your balls will drop, and you will be on your way to being a man."
A huge grin cracked his face. "Then I'll be like a grown-up."
I didn't get into nocturnal emissions. Blood? Sure, I can talk about that. How babies are born and conceived, no problem. Imma gonna let his dad explain to him about wet dreams.
So that was my evening. What did you do?