Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Let me tell you about the birds and the bees and 9 year old boys!

Driving home from school last week.....

Tim: Mom, it's too bad that Dad's really not part of our family.

Me: What do you mean?

Tim: He doesn't have the same DNA as us. (This is Tim believing that since my birth he has been inside of me waiting for the "right" time to be born.)

Me: Well, you actually have half of Dad's DNA and half of my DNA.

Tim: What did they do, give me a shot of dad's DNA when I was born?

Me: No, every person is made up of the DNA from their mother's and fathers.

Tim: How did I get the DNA from Dad?

Me: (long pause trying to collect my thoughts and figure out how to have this discussion in the car)

Tim: I know...it's too gross and you don't want to tell me about it!

So began the first step in the birds and bees talk...well actually bees and chickens is where I went with it. There were no other questions beyond that.

Me: wiping the sweat from my forehead for now!!!

take care,


Debi said...

Oh my goodness, Dawn, I have tears streaming down my cheeks from laughing so hard!!!

"I know...it's too gross and you don't want to tell me about it!"...too, too, too funny!

Beverly said...

OMG, Dawn. This definitely made me lol.

I'll have to let my son know about this. I think he can anticipate these kind of questions soon.

Please pave the way.

~**Dawn**~ said...

Do you know that I have zero recollection of ever having That Conversation as a kid?? I must have at some point, because I know how everything works, but I truly have no memory of it actually being explained to me & I bet my dad was not looking forward to it either. LOL!

marianne said...

LOL!! priceless! aren't little boys fun?? :D

Cheri Pryor said...

I had that talk with my oldest at 10...in the car...moving to a new town...so I couldn't escape. I went through all the details and he said (after a loooong pause), "That just sounds gross."

I told him he was right. It was gross and he should never do it. =P

btw...really curious about bees and chickens. How does *that* work? lol!