There’s just one question that has made parents queasy for centuries. Where did I come from? It’s this question that has caught parents off guard, and brought about a plethora of strange and fantastic tales. For centuries parents in Europe answered the question by telling children that they were delivered by storks. The tale was so established in European mythology that Hans Christian Andersen based his 1838 moralistic tale The Storks on it. My own mother answered my questioning by allowing our cat to give birth to a litter of kittens and then having me “assist” the cat in giving birth.
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~ Danika Cooley
Danika Cooley is the author of When Lightning Struck! The Story of Martin Luther (Fortress Press, 2015), Wonderfully Made (CF4K, 2016), and Bible Road Trip. Her work has been featured in internationally-recognized children's magazines over 150 times.