My girls have been playing make believe all day long with a friend who's here for the day. At one point I looked over and one was laying all weird on top of the other; I couldn't imagine what was going on.
Then I heard this, "Okay, the puppy came out."
Oh my heavens, they're playing puppies giving birth. I didn't say anything, but wondered...oh yes, there was that one episode of Emergency Vets where my girls saw a puppy being born.
They kept it up. With general anatomical accuracy. Without being inappropriate. If you know what I mean. And I was uncomfortable.
Finally, I said, "Okay, guys, enough with the birthing of the puppies. You can play dogs and puppies all you want, but let's stop giving birth for today."
"But can we play kitties getting born, then?"
"No, sweetie, no more babies being born in this living room for today. Who's taking care of all the puppies that were just born?"
So what I'd like to know from you, oh wise ones, is this: How would you have handled this?
I try not to make a big deal out of this kind of thing, because I don't want my girls to think it's a big deal. But there usually comes a time when I think the subject has gone on long enough or too far, so I step in.
What do you think?
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