I never thought to tell my toddlers not to put a big magnet against the TV screen. The green and purple spot on the TV screen is a permanent reminder of the warning that I never gave. They are now 11, 12 and 13 years old. The harm they could do or have happen to them has ramped up remarkably. I feel that I’ve entered an awkward stage right along with them. I’m fretting about how to continue to talk with them about puberty and sex.
… with your kids! The birds and the bees is a subject that makes most of my girlfriends squirm. It’s inevitable that the subject of how to approach the subject of sex comes up. This very often leads to hilarious accounts of how they have chosen to tackle it.
“Mom, I know how the doctor takes the baby out of you but… how does he put it in there?”
“Mom, is it true that babies are made by rubbing?”
“Yes. The stork comes.”