mommy where do babies come from?



In Spain, newborn babies are brought from Paris by a stork. Why Paris? I guess for all the obvious reasons... So that´s my story and I´ m sticking to it. What´s the story where you are from?
Happy weekend!

Comments

Anna said…
that's so interesting. i don't think we have a set story that i know of. i like yours a lot, though!
marinik said…
Paris sounds more glamorous that any other place... in my opinion :) when we were kids.... babies were pulled out of the ocean... apparently
Daan said…
We also have a storch but not perse from Paris
or babies come from cauliflowers...
Jeanette said…
Thanks Daan, i would told the same, but you was earlier then me
:0)
But where our Stork came from? I have no idea...
Sammi said…
I have heard this before when sat with my ex-landlord talking to his middle daughter. Fantastic story!
Cabrizette said…
ah ! I didn't know that ! From Paris, what a strange idea ; )... I come from roses, of course and my brother come from cabbages !!! Have e great week-end Jane !
lovepics said…
oh i love the picture... and the story!!!!
isabelle said…
kids have not asked me yet but I have to get ready and find a fun reply ... let's think about it and pick up from all the replies you will get here ...
state of bliss said…
In Poland we say that babies are braught by storks too but some say you find babies on the cabbage fields. Please, don't ask me why... ;)

In London I had a friend who, when asked by his little boy: "Daddy, where do people come from", answered: "From gingerbread daugh". Good way to avoid the real ansewr, I guess...

Have a joyful weekend,
Kasia
Joyce said…
Whaaaat I thought all babies came from Paris via stork?! Jane too funny~ LOL...
Have a golden weekend my friend. xoxo
Di said…
Gooseberry bushes!! But in Spain, it begs the question, should all Spaniards actually be french??


I remember reading a joke once about a little girl who was writing a school report about babies and she asked her mum where babies came from and her mum said that she had found her under a gooseberry bush, and so she went and asked her grandmother where babies came from and she told her that the stork had brought her mother too her.....the girl shrugged and went off to write her report......in which she said "as far as I can tell there hasn't been a natural birth in my family for over 2 generations......"
When I was a child, old people spole about stroks, but not about the country it was coming from... They spoke about roses for girls and cabbage for boys... But not my parents ;) I knew evething I wanted to know... not very magic ! but, a little more simple... Beso and have a nice week-end !
therese said…
the old fashion answer is the stork, but paris - i guess that would just seem imperialistic or something. today i think most parents give the real answer. my son was told by his father that every boy and man has babyseeds in their - huh - have no idea what that part is called. you know what i mean!
From Charleston!!!! Hahahaha! Never heard the Paris part, but love it!
MODsquad said…
Oh, I'm so using this one!! I'll have Luxe call you in about 10 years for the REAL story! Ha!

Yes... MODchef NEEDS to do an update!!
spudballoo said…
Oh that's sweet, we have storks bringing babies, or often they are found under gooseberry bushes! (UK) x
travelingmama said…
I'd be sticking to it to! I was surprised that neither of my kids (8 and 4 years) asked where their baby brother came from. I was just relived and avoided the subject at all costs! We have lots of storks near our house, so maybe I'll remember your story if it comes up!
Guusje said…
YEs, our Babies are found between the cauliflowers!
pien said…
i am made of the dust from a star, in a midnight rendez-vous. [rush]

my mum said cauliflowers,

my son knows he was first seed in daddy's belly and then he grew in mums belly. but how he came there he dasnt seems to understand.... ;)
and he knows the way out. -no darling that doesnt hurt at all...- his mummy lies....
[he just had a babysister, there's not so very much to hide than]
Simple pleasure said…
From Paris?? Here the brought by storks . But brought from Paris is so much better, i love Paris :)
Susi said…
Hi Jane
Funny the other day I just took photo's of a nest of storks to put them on the blog and I noticed that you also got some great storks!

Here a nice link for the story stork and baby's!
http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview?id=241941
--I hope the link is working!!!--
Isabel Z said…
I discovered your blog a day ago and it has transported me back to the days of my youth when I was the luckiest girl in the world being able to visit my Spaniard cousins for the summer. Born and raised in the USA it was such a treat living there for a few months and how I yearn to go back. I haven't visited in 33 years and reading your blog has reminded me why I love Spain. I look forward to the time when I can introduce my children to their extended family and heritage. Until then I will enjoy my mother's country through your eyes.
Crescent Moon said…
My Ex-husband told our oldest daughter that she was a K-mart blue light special and told our second child that she was found in a cabbage patch. She still brings up the story of the cabbage patch whenever she wants to deny she is related to any of us.
Susi said…
Mayby you can copie this and read it!

http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview?id=241941

It's a long story!
some parts of the story:
Storks are commonly believed to bring good fortune. In Germany, they
were known as "Adebar" which means "luck-bringer." In the Netherlands,
a stork nesting on one's roof is welcomed as a good omen"

"Storks were sacred to Venus in Roman mythology. If a stork builds a
nest on your roof, you have received a blessing and a promise of never
ending love from Venus. Aristotle made killing a stork a crime, and
Romans passed a stork law, saying that children must care for their
elderly parents."

Have a nice sunday!
aimee said…
cauliflowers?? i love it...
Janet said…
Ah ... think i need to blog about this. ;)
Bonnie said…
oh my ... i've just read through all the comments ! what creativity !! :)

there must be something to the cabbage story though ... maybe that is where they came up with the idea for cabbage patch kids !!
caitlin said…
Okay the cauliflower thing is hysterical. On the same topic, forever ago I was talking with my friend Mister E and I joked that "Every time a condom breaks.. a stork get's its wings." and now it's a saying of ours.
kim said…
i love that shot! wait - are you saying babies DON'T come from paris by stork?
alexandria said…
What a treasure this photograph is!
Alex said…
Hi There,

I'm Mexican but I live in USA. My parents told me when I was a child that babies come from Paris. I just told my boyfriend that, who is French, and he said that he has never heard that. I guess it is a Spanish thing brought to my country.
I tried to google it, and your comment was the first thing I found.

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