ROFL! If you did that in a really high pitched squeal you'd sound just like my son. And yes, there really are artists who do that. Just goes to show you that one person's crap is another person's art. LOL
Thanks for the laughs, guys! It brought back some very funny memories...
I've always found that honesty is the best policy with kids, and to never laugh at their questions (at least until they're out of the room)! My DH and I have answered some really bizarre questions over the years.
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My oldest daughter has been pretty low key on this kind of stuff. We got the American Girl books when she was 8 or so, although we'd been talking long before that. She used that book to teach herself how to use tampons and everything.
My older son is the one who will bring up the "biggie" questions, usually in the car. Sometimes I think they all want to know and they nominate him to ask because the girls figure that he can be the one to "get in trouble." LOL Other times they lead off from conversations about music or movies or just some random tangent that pops into his head. He has alot of random tangents!
I never hold back details from him but I do always ask him, "Are you sure you want to know?" "Yes, mom!" "No, are you REALLY SURE you want to know?" Then I give him the definition of whatever topic, the funniest reaction ever was on the topic of gay sex, and I without fail get "OH MOM, EEEWWWWW!!!!" And then a bunch more questions. LOL
Yesterday we were discussing people's differing ideas of what is art and the various "tools" that people use to paint. JB said that he saw an article someone who painted with their tongue. So I let him in on the fact that there were people who did "splatter painting" with their rectums. He really lost it over the fact that they not only did this but actually sold it as art work. LOL
somehow, i've gotten thru everything with my older daughter alright (we talk about everything!), but just the other day my 6-y.o. daughter and i were sitting on the sofa when a commercial for maxipads came on the tv and she said 'oh, they're the kind that you and sissy have, but yours are pink!'
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I also agree that i would rather have my kids learn from me rather than something totally different. I have a 17 and 15 year old girls that I sat down and talked to them when they were each 12. By the time that the kids are in middle school they talk about everything and I thought that it was important to talk to my kids to a certain point and answer any questions that they had.
well my son is 12 and i have talked to him about it...i would rather i explain it too him ..then have him go to someone else have them tell he wrong...and he does need to know the truth...
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LOL! Gotta love kids. You've done good if he feels comfortable asking you questions. My sister would not talk to my nephew for anything. I offered to do it when I caught him secretly looking through my daughter's "Explain it all" book when he was about 10. I really pushed the issue hom ewith her when I caught him using my daughter's computer to look up some pretty nasty porn in the middle of the night with his 5 year old cousin (my son) looking on. The explanations his father gave him were sketchy, though, and he still didn't know what to do or who to ask.
I know what you mean. I am so glad when my kids come to me for some of these answers, but sometimes they take me so off guard. I hope I am able to answer their questions without making them feel like they made a mistake asking me ...
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Ronnie: Mom how often does a woman get her period Me: Once a month hon Ronnie: Oh that that box of tampax in the cabinet will last you for 36 months? Me: ( staring blankly, not gonna laugh) No it will last 2 months. Ronnie: But mom you said you only get it once a month and there are 36 things in the box so.... Me: (Lord don't they teach them anything in school) ok look it's once a month and it's for a week and you use more than one a day Ronnie: Oh but MOM......... Me: Ok it's bedtime. Give me a kiss.....
Was just not up for that talk tonite. Guess I'm glad he came to me for answers. Too bad I was such a coward and didn't explain.
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