Me: OK. (Huh?)
The Little Guy: I need to protect my sperm. I want to have a family some day.
Me: Okay. (Whaaat?)
The Little Guy: You do want grandchildren, don’t you.
Me: Yes, I do. (Exhale.)
The Little Guy: We had Family Life today.
Me: Really?? (They could’ve sent home a note.)
Family Life is the Catholic school’s version of Sex Ed, and all material is presented within the framework of Catholic values. A parent’s guide was sent home a few weeks ago, and I flipped through it. It was full of chapters about marriage, children, valuing life. Nowhere in it was a chapter about boxer shorts.
And why on earth was I the parent getting to handle this??? My husband wanted sons, and I gave him sons. So I assumed that when it came time to have all these talks, they would be handled by Dad. But since I get to spend so much quality time with the boys, I always seem to get to do the fun stuff. Like talking about sperm.
The Little Guy: And are girls circumcised?
Me: No, they’re different from boys.
The Little Guy: I know, Mom.
Me: Dad really knows more than I do about this kind of boy stuff. Maybe you should talk to him.
The Little Guy: No, you know enough.
Glad to know I’m qualified to discuss such matters.