Friday, May 23, 2008

As an add-on to yesterday's post...

I have to share this story. It is one of my favourite Mighty family tales.
When The Boy (my 13 year old) was about 5 or 6, he was also very knowledgeable about the human body. We had a terrific Usborne book that taught all about your body and all it's systems including reproduction. I had bought it as a book for us to look at together. But my boy was a super-reader, and even at 5 and 6 years old he would read anything and everything he could get his hands on. Including this body book. Needless to say, he was quite knowledgeable in how it all works. We didn't realize quite how knowledgeable until one day while we were driving in the car.
We had a neighbour girlfriend with us, who was also 6 and rather precocious. They were having a chat about when they would be grown-ups.
The Boy, "So when we get big, we will have to get married and have lots of kids."
Girlfriend, "I don't know if I want to have kids when I grow up."
The Boy, "Oh don't worry, you will. I am going to put my sperm in you."

After Daddy and I stopped choking, sputtering and laughing, we directed the conversation elsewhere. Then we tried to figure out how to break it to Girlfriend's parents that our little boy had been giving their daughter some sex education.
Thankfully her parents were totally cool about it and were as open with their kids about that kind of stuff as we were.

15 comments:

  1. OH my.....what a hoot!

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  2. Ah yes! I remember that lol. He's always been the go to guy on all the info any of us could ever need.

    I am so looking forward to seeing the kind of men our boys grow up to be. It's scary and exciting all at the same time!

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  3. That's a story that needed to be written! Classic.

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  4. That's hilarious. I'm not sure my 10-year-old could articulate things with such clarity, LOL!

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  5. Some kids are just too smart for their own good, arent' they - HAHAHAHA - that is so funny!!

    Have a good weekend, Kriten - see you soon - Kellan

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  6. oh my goodness! i wonder if she went home and said mom what's sperm? careful what you let that boy read!

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  7. So true. So true! Your next job is to teach him that if she says no, it means no.
    But hopefully it will be years and years before they need to know that!

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  8. We have that same book and Jake wants us to read it over. and over. and over. My husband stumbles all over it trying to edit it, which cracks me up!

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  9. Oh, that is SO something Ben would say.

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  10. Oh my! That is so funny! You never know what's going to come out of their mouths, do you?

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  11. That is so funny! I think I would have been crying from trying so hard not to laugh.

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  12. So did he know HOW to put his sperm in her? Oh my goodness. My kids have said some weird things about bottoms and privates and penises, but this is a new one!

    Sniz

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  13. I love this story - thanks for cracking me up!!

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