Friday, May 1, 2009

The Talk


Well, it happened tonight. Riley asked the question about babies and although I have been trying to steer him off the path for a while now it did not work tonight. After a few min. of "Mom I just do not understand how one day there is no baby and then the next there is" I decided it was time to talk to him about the birds and the bees.

I always thought it would be Jeremy who would have this talk with our boys when the time was right but after tonight I am glad it did not come from him. Riley asked a few questions and then we talked about how Heavenly Father created both man and woman and how you need to have both a man and a woman to reproduce. He then said he understood and that was that. Jeremy, on the other hand was giggling and snickering almost the whole time and can't stop joking about it. Why is it that my 10 year old is more mature then his 36 year old father? All I can say is that I am glad it came from me and not from Mr. Class Clown, who knows what would have gone through that poor kids head had Jeremy had the talk with him.

8 comments:

JAG said...

...I can only imagine.

Holly said...

As I read your post I could hear Jeremy's snickers in my head. :)

Lisa said...

This post cracks me up, especially when I picture Riley being so serious about the whole thing.

onedayatatime said...

I can more picture Riley having the talk with Jeremy -- as in giving it to Jeremy!

Angela said...

I think Im going to crawl in a hole the day I have to talk to the children about all that. I don't remember my parents talking to me about that. I could see myself passing that off to my Jeremy too, only because he would take it more seriously then me. Im sure you did a great job! Time will only tell if your Jeremy should have given the talk;)

Sheila said...

I'm going to call you when we have to have the talk with Jacob. Although, even though David and Jeremy are practically twins in age, they are so different! I think I would be the one to snicker a bit...only because I just don't feel old enough to be having this conversation with my little baby son....sniff...

The Chase Files said...

I'm proud of you Briana. That's so hard to talk about. Especially to boys. It's good you talked to him about it. Who knows what's going through their heads already. I defineatly want to be there when Ethan gets "the talk".

Mariel said...

I'm actually doing a post on this next week! You'll have to offer your thoughts and ideas in the comments!

I'm glad I haven't had to do this yet, but I probably should...

I think my husband would be snickering too!