Madeline: "No mom. Not perm. Sperm."
Me: "Oh, um, well.....why???"
Madeline: "My teacher said to ask you."
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?"
Ok...so 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." :))