Friday, July 25, 2014

The Talk.....who's job is it?

Can I take a poll? Who agrees that if you have girls the Mom gets to have "the talk" and if you have boys Dad gets to do it? One, Two , Three, ninety-nine......HA,  I win!

I was walking with a girlfriend the other day and she said that she had put together little "goodie" bags for her girls.  She had not intended to make one for each girl but started with the 7th grader, than realized she should probably include the 5th grader, then just felt bad not including the 3rd grader. So they all got one!

It was "the talk" goodie bag of feminine hygiene products: tampons, pads, deodorant, etc...she said she left them on their beds with a nice note that said "If you want, we can talk." To which I howled in laughter and gave her a hard time calling her Chicken $#!% for not having "the talk" just leaving a note.

But I love the idea- Brilliant!! My husband refuses to talk with our 6th grade boy about his body and what all is going on done there.  I keep arguing that I do not know enough about that accouterment to have an effective conversation. Remember my "sex talk" with him in 4th grade??? The whole debacle is well documented right here in this blog.

What do I put in the boy "talk" goodie bag? Condoms, lube, hand lotion? Could I Google it without getting 400 Porn sites instantly popping up on my computer because that would be EXACTLY when my mother-in-law would come in the room to ask me what to make for dinner.  It's gonna be a hard one (HA, no pun intended) to explain with my limited knowledge of the Greek language.  Maybe there is an example on Pinterest.  My friend looked at me with what was either shock, horror, or confusion it was hard to tell.  That's when she told me she had in fact already had "the talk" with them.

The 7th grader looked at her with what she could only think was shock, horror, or confusion. Ah, like Mother like daughter, good to know.  The 5th grader was excited and holler "Let's do this!" The 3rd grader was not really paying attention as she was too busy lacing up her athletic shoes that's when Mom realized she heard "Go for a walk" not let's have a talk.

I am so glad that someone else's sex talk went down in flames, does anyone have a boy "talk" goodie bag - seriously?

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