After a short hypothesis that Canine should get married and have puppies because he came back from his new groomer looking like a "girl poodle"...
Kid went on to ask this terrifying question:
"Mom why do you have to be married to have kids?"
Ever truthful and concise (as is my parenting style) I responded "You don't" hoping that that surprising revelation would keep her from asking the REALLY BIG QUESTION.
"You don't have to be married to have kids... lets see... who do we know that has kids but isn't married?" I continued.
Surprisingly we don't really know anyone so that didn't pan out quite like I would have liked.
"Helena" Kid offered.
Helena is 5... "no Helena doesn't have kids... and her mom is married... remember her dad is David?" I remind her.
"Well maybe that's her stepdad." Kid offered... slightly more worldly since starting Kindergarten.
"No that's her regular dad. Well, either way, you don't have to be married but only mom's can grow babies in their tummies... men tummies can't grow a baby, they are made differently" I clarify hoping that she doesn't ask me how they got in there in the first place.
"Well... except God. He made the first people remember? Adam & Eve? He made them out of dirt." Kid interrupts.
"Oh... yeah... except for God."