The “birds and the bees” is almost always an awkward conversation for kids to have. Whether you’re a parent who likes to provide every gory detail, or give a basic overview of the process, it’s something that kids often have to really work to get their heads around. The big existential question- “Where do we come from?” needs a few blanks filled in past the old stork delivery service they so blissfully believed before.
So what happens when you ask the kids themselves where they came from?
Well that’s a question that Jimmy Kimmel and his team took upon themselves to ask the kids on the street. The idea being, rather than the embarrassment of adults teaching kids about mother nature’s math equation, let’s get THEM to explain it.
The question is: What do they actually know?
Our first kid responds to the question “Where do babies come from?”
“The downstairs goes into the girl’s downstairs”
Well, I guess she’s on the right track but the question could just as easily be “describe the layout of the Gryffindor dorm-rooms. That’s fair though, I’m not sure I’d want to go into any more detail than that in public (on camera!) either.
Our next adorable child doesn’t seem to understand the question at all…
She simply begins singing the alphabet. I don’t exactly remember what I was told when I was told about the birds and the bees, but I’m sure it didn’t include LMNOP.
When she’s asked again, “Do you know how babies are made?” she mixes up the playlist:
“They sing bla ba sheep! … Bla Bla Black sheep have you any wool….”
Again, if that’s part of the human reproductive process, that is news to me!
For some kids, the question is just a little too close to home.
-one girl says. “What’s weird about it?” the interviewer asks.
“Knowing that my parents have to do it.”
Well, you’re not wrong about that one! Thanks for making me feel weird now kid!
Some kids KNOW, but they don’t want us to KNOW that they KNOW.
“How are babies made?” The interviewer asks.
“Why’s it gross?”
“Because its, its bleh, health and…”
“What do you mean health?” The interviewer presses. Which is a fair enough question, does he mean health class?
But finally, we get a clearer answer
“I’m not in 5th grade yet, I shouldn’t know this stuff. Just where it comes from. I’ve seen Star Wars and it looks really gross and painful”
Not many kids would jump straight to Star Wars as a fundamental text for the birds and the bees, but it obviously made quite an impact. He must be talking about the scene in which Padme is giving birth to baby Luke and Leia. To be fair, that causes Padme to pass in labor, thus driving Anakin to madness and sending on his final path to the Dark Side.
Well, if the birds and the bees can lead to Darth Vader’s existence, then this kid is right to be scared.
Well if we’ve learned anything, it’s that kids can be a bit coy about letting on what they know. Either that, or they just want to sing nursery rhymes.
Watch the full video below to see all of these kids and more squirm.
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