Monday, February 25, 2008

Sex Ed With Mom

I'm going to break a promise I made to myself and share something I said I'd never share with total strangers.

What has driven me to the edge of this cliff, ready to leap off into the oblivion of areas I'd rather not discuss?

Questions. Lots and lots of questions. Questions that frankly, I am tired of answering all by myself.

"Mom, what are general herpes?"

Thank you Valtrex commercial. Which aired on the National Geographic Channel while we were watching a show about a man who lives with wolves!

"Mom, what's a boulder?"

Thank you Cocoon, and Wilford Brimley and that other old dude who had to discuss having a boner when they were done swimming in the pool with the alien pods.

"But Mom, how do the babies get in there?"

Thank you TLC, and A Baby Story.

"Mom, is that warming liquid supposed to keep you warm?"

"Oh, it's probably like those hand warmers for your whole body!"

Thank you KY - you are everywhere, even in magazines.

I really have no problem discussing these things with 9 & 10-year-old boys, and I think I've done a pretty good job so far in telling them like it is, not providing information beyond what they're asking and making sure they know the correct words for things. But why? Why can't they just once ask one of these questions when their Dad is home?

Why?

21 comments:

Around The Funny Farm said...

Hahahaha....

Sounds like you have a child like mine who asks endless amounts of questions!

I so hear you on this issue!

Beth

painted maypole said...

ha ha ha ha ha

yesterday I was chatting with my neighbor who said that her husband was home having the sex talk with her son. No wonder whe was out talking with me. ;)

Aleka's World said...

omg how funny! yeah, they get curious at a certain age!

OHmommy said...

Oh man... you think you are doing something good by watching wolves on tv. right? And a commercial ruins it all. LOL

Cathy said...

Hilarious!! Now share some of the other answers. I may need them in the near future!

Teachin' this mommy new tricks! said...

My nephew asked his mom that...of how do babies get out....and she said "the same way they get in" He was fine with that awnser :)

Becky said...

lol its totally my job to tell hannah since she's a girl. if we have a boy, thats ALL matt

Family Adventure said...

If you find the answer to that last question, please let me know. STAT!

Heidi

Mamacita Tina said...

I think I'll say, "Let me write that one down, and we'll ask your father when he gets home."

I have a few years before those kinds of questions hit, but ugh, not looking forward to it.

Smitty76 said...

Funny post! But it does stink that all these commercials are on during the day when kids can see/hear them and it gets the wheels turning! LOL

LindaJ said...

Guess what I got asked........what is an erection lasting more then 4 hours? Don't you love TV.
They never ask Daddy.

jen said...

ah yes. kill the TVs, I say.

flutter said...

oohhh dear.

Huckdoll said...

Yikes! Good for you for not shying away from the questions though. Way to go, mama! Now, just don't let them see the cover of Cosmo in the grocery store isles...those might be some tough ones.

Beth said...

They know Mom is likely to give an answer while Dad is likely to go hide in the bathroom! At least that's how it is in my house!

Kellan said...

AMEN!! We never had these type of commercials when I was growing up - Alexis is always asking some question that I have to skirt around - she's only 6 YEARS OLD!

Have a good evening - Kellan

Stacey @RealWorldMom said...

Some days, being a mom is just WAY too much fun! @@ LOL!

Cindy said...

If they do ask while Daddy's around you'll likely get the same response I did: "Honey, Scooter just asked me :Fill in the_________. Could you explain it to her? I'll be right back." First time he EVER did yard work after 8pm. And he is one of the best Dads I have ever seen.

Grim Reality Girl said...

Amen Sister! I share your pain!

Sarah O. said...

Thanks for the best laugh I've had all day!

My kids are 13 & 16 and there's NOTHING they don't know. Thank you television and internet!

Melinda Zook said...

LOL, so true. These advertisers seem to have no clue the trouble they cause us!