before I got taught about the birds and the bees, little me thought it was possible to choose which way the baby came out:
  1. through the mouth 👄
    baby swims up through the throat and out from the mouth (didn't ever think about how it'd fit - though I remember wondering how the baby didn't get hurt by the mother's teeth when it came out)
  2. morphed out the belly 👽
    which just fused together again once the baby was out. if only this was the reality! maybe I watched too many alien films as a child..
  3. a long plane journey ✈️
    when I was 3 we adopted my sister from China, so I thought you had to go on an airplane if you wanted to have a baby. (I guess seeing all the other prospective parents at the orphanage made this seem true!)