I don’t know about your house, but in ours we’re a bunch of prudes. Yep, we don’t talk about “rude parts” too often and there is no swearing or silly talk. I know! That’s why I say we’re a bunch of prudes! I think I’ve wanted my house to run this way for all these years because I clearly have 3 boys who will suddenly turn all of that on it’s head, so for now, I’d like to keep a lid on it… 😉
However, my boys are wild. They are real boy-boys who punch and fight and put each other in a headlock all day long. But I want to keep them little for as long as I can. They’ll be big soon and then I’ll know all about it!
My eldest is on the way to turning 13. There are certain things he needs to know at this age. And I’m not going to lie, it’s been stressing the hell out of me! I am not ready for all the changes. I am NOT ready for those conversations. We do have a great relationship, so the talking part isn’t hard, it’s just that I don’t want him to grow up. His Dad doesn’t want him to grow up either! Little people – little problems. Big people – big problems.
Last week at school “the talk” was coming. The kids knew about. The parents knew it was happening. Ohhh the awkwardness in our house last week was hilarious! I tried to talk to Cruise, he dodged it, he went red, he giggled, I cringed, he changed the subject… and that was that. Just like that he now knows everything he needs to know (for now!).
I’ve laughed to myself most of the week. I’ve been in the bedroom giggling with my husband and we’ve been rolling our eyes… I also had lunch with some Mum’s last week and the topic was the talk the kids had. The stories that came home to each house was hilarious! Cruise actually brought a worksheet home and I laughed and snorted when I saw it! It had diagrams and arrows and true and false questions. I have never seen him write so messy in his entire life. It was like he was so awkward and wanted the lesson to end that he wrote anything just to get it done. I asked the other Mum’s about their worksheet and hardly anyone knew there was one! They have since asked and the responses have been “oh I forgot it”, “how did you know?” and “I left it in my desk.” Ha, ha, ha!
Let’s also point out there was no way in hell I was letting my husband discuss the talk. There was no way I was letting him at my almost-13 year old. Can you imagine the tact and the context?? Nope, not happening in our house just yet. Husband can talk about it with him in a few years!!!
I said to my Mum “Surely I will only have to do the birds and the bees talk once? Won’t the eldest just tell his brothers anyway??” Mum was like “Katrina!!! You can’t do that!” Yes I know, I am cringing already!
Anyway, it’s been a funny few weeks in our house. I’ll look back on this in years to come and I’ll be wishing the boys were still little. Can’t we just pause them now??
How’d the birds and the bees talk go in your house?