Somehow the topic turned to talking to our kids about sex and where babies come from. I was quick to dismiss the idea because, hello, Lael is barely a kid. I mean she's borderline Pre-School age. Ok, so what, she's almost 6 but still way to early right?
Well one brought up a recent episode of Oprah. You know, theknoweverythingabouteverything Oprah.
Apparently she had some experts on her show who explained how to give the sex talk to your kids and at what age.
They say if you wait too late the kids will learn from other kids and it will be harder to change their perception.
Me and my friends talked about this and all had different ideas. When do you teach them correct body part names?
Some parents do it from the very beginning, some don't.
Lael knows boobs (breast) booty (butt) poo poo (vagina) the long sticky thing/pee pee (penis).
When do I get technical with her? Further more, when do I start talking to her about sex? I mean seriously?
Out of curiosity I asked her where babies come from the other day.
Her: From your belly.
Me: Well how do they get there?
Her: When you wish for a baby, you know at the wishing well.
Me: Ok, but WHO puts the baby there?
Her: ~Silence~ Well you know, food. When you eat your belly gets big and then *BOOM* the baby is there.
Whew is what I really thought. If she had told me from me and daddy doing the do I probably would have died right there on the sidewalk.
So my bloggy friends. Here is your homework. When did you teach your kids these things? What worked for you and your family?
Damn. I'm stressed just typing about it. Lord knows if I got pregnant from eating you'd see a show "Keyona, 18 Kids And Counting.