Wednesday, December 19, 2007

"Mom, what is sperm???"

Me: "Oh, you know, when you go to the salon and get your hair curly." (She didn't just say sperm did she???)

Madeline: "No mom. Not perm. Sperm."

Me: "Oh, um, well.....why???"

Madeline: "My teacher said to ask you."

Me: "What???"

Madeline: "Well she was reading us a book about crabs....."

Me: "WHAT? What do you mean crabs?"

Madeline: "You know, they crawl around on the sand near the ocean!"

Me: "Oh. And...."

Madeline: "Well the teacher said something about the male crab and sperm but she didn't feel comfortable explaining what it was and thought you should."

Me: "Well lucky me."

Madeline: "Well, what is it?" I won't go into what I told her but sheesh, I was definitely not ready to talk "the talk" last night. Where was my warning?

"Mrs, Mom, we read a book about sperm today and you might want to have a good definition ready because she will ask." Thanks Mrs. Teacher

Ok. She is nine. I guess I should've already had the talk with her but I have my reasons. Really, I do. Madeline is a talker. I haven't a clue where she got it from but she is. If she is told ANYTHING you might as well have told the whole fourth grade class. So, I feel like I have done all the other mothers a favor by not telling Madeline the facts of life. Well, and also because I just wasn't ready for her know either!!!!

I think I'm gonna send her teacher a note saying "Hey, thanks for giving me the "birds and the bees" oppurtunity. I was just dying to tell her ALL about it." :))


The Preacher's Wife said...

well isn't that fabulous? Elijah hasn't said anything yet but I'm sure he's thinking about it. Remind me to thank Mrs. Teacher. :)


Anonymous said...

Matt is 9 and having "THE TALK" has not even entered my mind yet. I need to know which teacher this is so when we go to 4th grade next year I can request not to have her. And when they ask why, I will tell them that my son knows all he needs to know about crabs at this point. LOL.


Becky said...

LOL!!! That was heelarious, Brooke!

Imagine your 11 year old SON asking you about such things. I'm all, "Uh, I'm pretty sure your dad knows more about this stuff than I do..."

Kellan said...

Such a cute story - I just loved it! See ya. Kellan

Dimple Queen said...

I would have died at first myself, but then I think I could have handled it okay....My son came home one day this summer and said...."Momma, when I was a baby did I get milk from your NIPPLES?" I just about died! Boobies for some reason would have been less a shocker, but NIPPLES....I just told him, "as a matter of fact you did. Where did you hear that word?" He said one of the boys behind us said that "babies get milk fromt their mommies nipples" So I called that parent to find out that their son had recently been around another family and the mother was breast feeding....Anyway, it was a little bit of a shocker.

I guess there will be a lot of talking to kids if they are at all involved in the whole Jamie Lynn Spears thing! Personally I liked Vicke Courtney's response to her children. Go check it out if you haven't already.