Emma McNeilly's mom had the sex talk with her when we were in the second grade. I know this because Emma, in turn, relayed her new found knowledge to me the next day in the school cafeteria during lunch. She spoke in very clinical terms, which I totally appreciated, even back then. I remember it very vividly to this day because I knew my mom would never have this conversation with me, ever. In fact, the only person from my old family who sat down with me to discuss sex was my older sister, however, it was AFTER I had my first sexual experience.
As a direct result, I decided that now Cole is in second grade, it's time to have the talk with him. This is how it went:
Me: Cole, do you know where babies come from?
Cole: Yes, from your belly.
Me: Do you know how it got there?
Cole: Yes, I was inside your belly all of your life.
Me: Yes, but do you know how you started to grow in my belly?
Me: When two people make the decision to have sex...
Me: What? It's not gross, it's a part of the cycle of life. You don't want to hear about se...
In some ways, I am very relieved; my little boy is still my little boy for the time being.
6 months ago