There comes a moment in every parent’s life, when they need to have the inevitably awkward ‘birds and the bees’ chat with their child.
For The Project‘s Carrie Bickmore, that moment came when her three-year-old daughter Evie became very curious about her pregnant tummy, and how it came to be.
Explaining to co-host Tommy Little on their 2DAYFM show Carrie & Tommy, the 37-year-old shared her hilarious response to her daughter asking how “the baby got into my tummy?”.
“She’s obsessed,” said Carrie.
“It’s all she asks me, over and over again and if I don’t give her the answer, I say to her ‘go ask daddy’, then she goes and asks daddy and he says ‘go ask mummy’ and so it goes on.”
So she compromised.
Sun ✔️surf ✔️play time ✔️ ‘mostly’ digital free days (fortnight sneakily made it’s way into a few days????) ✔️ no news (I did hear the great news about the cave rescue but stayed away from news cycle ✔️ family time ✔️ lots of chips and icecream ✔️ (craving an apple or a crunchy veggie!) and the same bathers I have worn for 3 pregnancies (eek!) but who wants to shop for bathers when pregnant. They are old and crusty and used to be white and now are a mix of fake Tan, sunscreen and salt, but they do the job just fine????. ☀️????????????♀️????Advertisement
Instead of answering the process of how the baby “got into” her tummy, she explained how the baby “got out”.
“I so didn’t want to explain how it got into my tummy the other day, that I explained quite graphically how it got out… but I wasn’t willing to explain how it got in,” she said.
And graphic it was.
“I said ‘it comes out my hole,'” Carrie revealed, but it didn’t stop there.
“And she said ‘do I have a hole?’ and I said ‘yes’ and she said ‘do I have a big one’ and I said ‘sure,'” she said.
“I was just trying to move the conversation along, and then I explained how it stretches… because I was naked at the time and she was looking at me and she was trying to work out how it obviously comes out the size of the hole.”
But just when Carrie thought she’d expertly dodged the original question, and shared an honest little show-and-tell conversation with her toddler, Evie prevailed.
The soon-to-be mother-of-three said her partner Chris Walker gave in and explained the process while she was away in Las Vegas for work.
Again, honesty was the best policy, and he told it to her “straight”.
“It involves using mummy’s … and daddy’s … and those two things together make a baby,” she said, clarifying that they use the “proper [words] for it because we do that in the house”.
“She then said ‘Why don’t we use her bottom?’, and he informed her that in this scenario it wasn’t very helpful.”
“Anyway issue’s resolved, I don’t have to deal with it, it’s been dealt with and now she knows all about everything.”
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how you have ‘the talk’ with a toddler.
We salute you Carrie Bickmore.
Just in case you were wondering, this is how Carrie Bickmore hid her pregnancy from The Project viewers.