Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Birds & The Bees

Well, we've reached that age that most parents dread......or is it just me that has been dreading it??  That age when it's time to have "The Talk!". 

Actually, I have to admit, we had "the talk" last year in our house when my eldest was 10, but it's come up again as our school is running a sex education programme this term for the Year 6 kids at primary school.  Especially great for those parents that would rather someone else cover all those icky topics - LOL - but also great because they talk to the kids on their own wave length and takes that whole embarrassment factor out of it for them.



Each week I've been asking my eldest if he has any questions from the day's lesson, whilst secretly hoping he won't......come on, we all do that.  We drum it into our kids that they can talk to us anytime, about anything, but all the time wishing certain subjects will never come up.

I asked master 11 year old how this week's lesson was?  The response was "mum, there was a really gross question.  One of the boys asked what happens if your 'willy' gets cut off".  Ah, boys.......you can always rely on them to ask the hard questions.  And this is why the school programme is so great, because with a straight face the teacher calmly told the boy that he would have to go to hospital and have it sewn back on. Hmmmm.

I suppose it proves one thing.......boys obsessions with their 'willies' starts at a very early age.

These lessons did bring up an slightly awkward moment this week.  We are massive fans of Modern Family in our house - we just love it.  We were watching the episode where Claire & Phil get caught in a compromising position by their kids.......I was watching master 11 year old's face - it was priceless.  He wanted so badly to laugh because he really thought it was funny, but at the same time he knew exactly what the story line was all about and the thought of it probably freaked him out.  LOL - poor kid.  Gotta feel for them as they start heading towards those awkward teenage years. 



For those of you with older kids, have you had "The Talk" yet?  How did you handle it?  How did your child handle it?

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