Tuesday, November 17, 2009

THE Talk.

Oh yes, THE Talk. You know the one. The one where you have to tell your precious not so little baby about S. E. X.

Well, I had to have it with my 8 year old the other day. I've been thinking she's about the right age for a while now, but have never found the "right time."

Then, the other day, being the super awesome parent that I am, I was sitting in the family room watching TV. And she came in to watch with me. I really should've turned it off, but I didn't. You forget how open and spongy their little minds are.
And you know, there are a lot of sitcoms out there, that really do teeter on the line of being porn. Seriously. I totally love them!

But not for my kids.

So, I was watching "Two and a Half Men" which is like the epitome of sexual sitcoms on television today, and of course Charlie was talking to his girlfriend of the hour about having sex. And I forgot my sweet, innocent baby was sitting next to me.

Suddenly, she blurts out, "Mommy, do you and Daddy have sex?"

Well, if they ain't the perfect opportunity to have "the talk" and I don't take it, then shoot me!
So, I turned off the TV, turned to her, and asked, "Honey, do you know what Sex means?"

Turning red, she looked down and shook her head, slowly.
"Do you want me to tell you?" I asked.
"I guess," she replied, with an embarrassed grin.

Then, I proceeded to describe to her about body parts, and making babies. Of course, I had to throw in that it's a special thing that only happens between married people, a necessary disclaimer.

Her eyes widened in horror. I asked if she had any questions, and she sighed and said, "I don't want to talk about this anymore."

I'm afraid I've scarred her for life.

So, tell me, have you had to give the talk to your kids yet? How did it go?


  1. I tried to have the talk with my oldest dd yesterday. She squirmed. She asked me to stop talking about it LOL Guess we're not quite ready yet.

  2. LMAO... my oldest is 15 and we had THE talk when she was about 7 or 8. And I gave her basics and told her to ask questions whenever she wanted. Later,when she was about 9 I got involved with a man and we ended up getting married. Around that time, we had THE TALK again with more detail and info. She is embarrassed to this day about it. But I think she will live. LOL

  3. My 3 oldest sons kinda got a 'crash' course one day back when i was still a single mom. When i got to the part about girls menstruating, i got a resounding "ooohh!! ok,Ok stop mom...that's enough" from them all. They were roughly between the ages of 8-11.
    Consequently, when my oldest turned 16, he recieved a book written by DR. Dobson and was horrified to find out that women's breasts can be a part of foreplay (again in MARRIAGE). He is the oldest of 5 and has seen mom breastfeed every single one of them!LOL!

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  5. Oh my, my daughter is 6 1/2. Do I only have a little over a year before I have to have this talk? Crap.

    Good for you! I'm sure she will not be scarred. I found your blog through Lindsey's. Just checking out all of the Circle of Friends Award winners! Have a great day!