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Actual, frustratingly long entry coming soon. ^_^

Meanwhile, I was curious.. if it's not terminally embarrassing (or even if it is =:) - how did your parents explain How Babies Are Made to you?

In my case, it was my mother who explained that Dad had put a seed inside her. O.o;

Which.. well, no, didn't really explain very much. All I thought of was the racks of seeds in gardening shops, and even I knew that didn't quite seem right. It's not that I was shielded, though - a year or so later, I was reading a children's guide to it all, well illustrated. All seemed rather squishy and icky, so I didn't pay such matters any mind for several years. =:)
Well, I can vaguely remember being at least 3 or 4 and asking my mom and dad this question, at which point they both looked very uneasy (for reasons I did not understand at the time) and went, "Ummm...umm...umm..." And then I ended up answering my own question by saying, "Wait, I know! It happens when a mommy and daddy want a baby and so they pray to God for a long time asking if he'll give them the kind they want, and if they pray hard enough, he does!" To which my parents' looks of unease quickly turned to relief and they said, "Why, yes, that's right, dear!"

...Many years later I learned how it really happens, of course. :)

I also had one of those "children's guides" when I was very young, too, but I think it focused more on human anatomy and was supposed to get me thinking about the idea of toilet training than anything else.