My husband is having a vasectomy and we are wondering how to explain the recovery to our 6 yr old daughter. We are picking him up at the hospital, he'll have an ice pack (bag of frozen peas) on his scrotum for a day or two, and won't be able to rough house with them (we have a 3 yr old son, too) for a week. I'm wondering, how have others explained it.
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A detailed description of the the procedure with anatomical details would work with my kids. The big picture is a bit boring to most kids, but anatomy fascinates them. The worst thing you could do is not answer questions, or give answers that are obviously untrue, that will just make them worry.