Friday, January 19, 2007

Puberty, Sex and STD’s ….. OH MY! (I think I liked Lions, Tigers and Bears better!)

The first week of school, my 10 yr old came home full of excitement, "Mom! This year, we're gonna have 'The Talk' at school!!!!!!!"
Oh Boy!!! Here we go!

Now don't get me wrong, I have no problem discussing 'the birds and the bees' with my boys, but up until now, they've been pretty light hearted conversations (keep in mind, my kids are 10 & 6). Boy meets girl, fall in love, get married, have kids …. WHOA …. Hold up Mom … 'but HOW do they have the kids' … ok, so we delved into that one a little further. Then, when Adam purchased his first condom in a bathroom last month, that rekindled the whole 'sex' conversation, and introduced the 'safety' aspect of the whole thing.

Well, a couple of nights ago, he brought home a notice from school. In the next few weeks, they're going to be discussing 'puberty' . among other things in this section of their 'Health' program/classes. What other things will they be discussing with our 10 yr olds? Changes in their bodies of course, sex … but … not just sex … STD's, HIV, AIDS …. All the scary stuff that's enough to keep them from having sex until their early 40's ;-) Yeah …. RIGHT!!! LOL
Sigh … you know your kids are growing up when your conversation starts "Mom …what's an STD"

Time to take a deep breath … and jump into the Tweens I guess!!! Wish me luck! Hmmmm …. Wonder where I can find an updated copy of that old book "Am I Normal?!?!??!" LMAO!!!
Have a great weekend all!


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