Teaching our kids about the “birds and the bees” can be rather nerve-wracking. We want to be honest with our kids, but we don’t want to teach them too much too soon. For our youngsters, it’s easy to use euphemisms and symbols to describe certain things about baby making—until they’re old enough to get the real explination of how things work (like, in health class).
Of course, we can always purchase books and toys to showcase how things work. But, when buying specific books to demonstrate the birthing process, we want to make sure they’re not ridiculous and inappropriate for their developmental age. Sure, letting kids know from a young age about consent, making children, and relationships are important, we don’t want to give them a strange and disturbing view of having children.
One Facebook user—Michelle Hiscock—recently posted photos of a children’s book about the birthing process all focused on, well, sperm.
The book is titled: “Where Willy Went”…
Introducing “Willy” the little sperm.
Showing exactly where he lived.
And, let’s just talk about these graphics.
Poor Willy, not very good at math…because, sure, sperm should be good at math.
But hey, swimming—obviously he’s a champ. However, I’m not sure how he practiced everyday…
Look at this, competition.
I mean…it’s a nice way to explain the sperm and the egg I guess.
I mean, he’s not wrong.
Sure, because it’s a marathon!
But, a whole map? TWO maps? Jeez.
Good thing he practiced every day…???
Only one sperm? Hm.
WE KNOW WHERE WILLY IS! HELLO…WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN!
Wow, poor Edna. Bad name and bad at math.
GO FIGURE. Wait, so is Edna supposed to be sperm? Ouch.
While it’s a sweet and “cute” way to present the childbirth process and how the sperm gets to the egg—it’s more hilarious than it is informative. Also, I’m not quite sure all of the information is accurate. Additionally, I don’t want my kids to start calling themselves sperms if they happen to be good swimmers, ya know?
What do you mommas think? Would you buy this book for your little ones? I think I’ll pass—hard pass.