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    Wednesday, September 28, 2005


    Today my beautiful (I'm not just saying that because I'm her mother) 9 year old came home from school today and seemed upset. I asked her what was going on. It went something like this:

    Me: "What's wrong, you seem upset?"

    9 yr. old (in a disgusted tone): I found out today that because I'm in 4th grade that I have to have Sex Ed."

    Me (ever so compassionately): "So what's the problem? You are getting older and you need to learn these things."

    9 yr. old: "I don't even know what Sex is!"

    Gotta love her. How do you respond to that?

    This brings to mind the time that my now 13 year old had been in Sex Ed class. Here's the conversation:

    Me: So, how was your Sex Ed class?

    13 year old (did I mention that she's beautiful, too?) "Well, I learned everything." (Ok, I admit I'm horrified here.)

    Me: "So, do you have any questions you want to ask me?" (I'm sure she'll say no, that's why I asked.

    13 yr. old: "I have everything figured out. (Oh no, here it comes!) The only thing I can't figure out is how does the sperm get in there?'

    Thank God my back was turned at the time. My mind raced crazily looking for an appropriate answer to give a 10 year old. To be honest I can't even remember what I said. I think it was something like "When two people love each other....."

    I also need to mention that my childen thought for years that you had to be married to have a child. I never had the heart to tell them when they were younger. I was sure that because they are so smart that they would figure it out. (And they did.)

    Whew, being a parent today is tough!


    tami said...

    Wait'll the 13 year old sits you down and tells you that y'all have to talk... and then proceeds to inform you of the "changes" that has gone on over the past 20 years.

    When my daughter did that, it was real eye opener. I still cringe at that memory.

    gigi said...

    Holy Crap my eldest is in 4th grade!!!!

    I guess I had better pay attention to her school work from now on!