It was time for our 11-year old to have the talk. The school is going to give some basics, separating the boys from the girls, etc., and we wanted to be first, and to let him know if he had questions, he could come to Dad. So, Dad, took him out for lunch, made the little man feel important and loved and they had a man-to-man talk. It went well. Dad did an awesome job.
Later, I was reading some parenting magazine, and they have a section for people to send in funny stories. I read this one:
A couple and their 4-year-old were on their way to Grandma and Grandpa’s house. Traffic was heavy and crazy, and they were running late, and the Dad blew his horn a few times. When they arrived, Grandpa said, “What took you so long.” The 4-year-old said, “Well, Daddy was really horny.”
My husband and I laughed. Curious, the 11-year old read the story. Of course, he couldn’t understand why we thought that was so funny. He kept asking, “why.” So I said, you know that talk you had with Dad yesterday? Well, that’s another name for it.
He smiled, and said “Oh.” Paused, and then added. “I can’t believe they have two names for that.”