Getting in the Christmas spirit, Kares and I were reading bible stories and singing songs. We were on “Silent Night” when she asks me, “Mommy, what does virgin mean?”

Oh my! How do I answer this? I don’t want to lie to her, but at the age of 4 she is not ready for the entire truth about sex.

So I simply told her a virgin is someone who has never done something before. Mary was a virgin because she has never had a baby before, Jesus was her first.

What do you think? How do you handle these types of questions while still keeping things age appropriate? Please share your stories and suggestions. I am sure this is the first if many tough questions my kids (and yours) will ask.