Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The Talk

My daughter came home from school yesterday with a little bag in her hand a secretive look on her face. I didn't see what was in her hand at first. I said, "Hey, how was your day?" She just nodded at me. "What? Are you okay?" I ask. She shakes her head 'yes' and says, "Hold on, I don't want Chase to hear."
She goes about her after school routine, throws her book bag on the counter, gets a little snack, starts fielding the "who will I play?" calls that are coming to her cell phone but doesn't let go of that bag.
I went to sit outside to because it was finally warm enough. She comes out to the patio, sits down and says, "Well, we had the talk in school today." Ahh, the talk. She hands me the bag and says, "Take the pamphlets, they're for you. In case you need to read stuff. The other stuff is mine." I'm quite sure I am going to need to brush up on stuff. One day Oprah had this whole show about talking to your kids about sex and there was some stuff I didn't know. It's like 5th grade homework.
"They didn't talk about sex though, just your body and how it changes." she informed me.
"Okay, we'll do that. Okay?" I asked.
"Fine. Whenever," she answered me.
I guess this shouldn't surprise me. She has always been very open.
Long before I ever kept an online journal I kept art journals of things my children did and said. This is a page from one 5 1/2 years ago.


Time Flies... that always reminds me of "turn, turn, turn" song or verse. Up until now I actually thought that was a Byrds original. Stupid non church going me... a time to learn to walk and a time to have the talk, they managed to seem like they came in days of each other...

6 comments:

Christy said...

I have yet to have the talk...well, the sex talk anyway. I've had the period talk (which is a good thing b/c my daughter got it when she was 10!) But the sex talk has alluded me. I don't want to do it so I'm digging my heels in. I think it has less to do with embarrassment and more to do with not wanting to admit that she's growing up and is no longer that innocent little girl. :(

Kathy said...

Wait. You mean I'm supposed to talk to my kids about sex? I thought that was what the school bus was for.....

Wow, that was awkward said...

My son just informed me that before he was in his mommy's belly, he was a seed in my pocket. Hard to argue with that. He is six. Yikes!

Amy said...

Christy, damn 10, wow... Good for you for preparing her. I just found out tonight that Saige watched Juno at a friends house, between that and Jami Lynn Spears I think the cat is pretty much out of the bag about having to be married to have a baby...

Kathy, are our kids on the same bus? If so I'll tell Chase to give 'em a lesson tomorrow. He has watched ALL the bad movies. He knows everything! So just sit back and relax, we've got this one. :)

Wow- I like that one. A seed in your pocket. Nice. A friends daughter told us that her fine china was her most important body part. Hard to argue with that too...

Anonymous said...

when we were 14 molly just to be a pain asked her mom for the sex talk. molly's mom said "you want a sex talk? i'll give a sex talk...cross your legs and keep them crossed"

Lula! said...

Sigh...
The Talk.

Seriously...I'm just gonna give her a copy of Judy's "Are You There God..." when she's 9 and then "Forever" when she's about 12.

How's that for bad parenting?

p.s. Your journal page is GORGEOUS. Saige will love seeing that one day...when she's all, "I hate my bra!"