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March 02, 2010

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Kyla

Hahaha!

The other day BubTar said, "Hey, I finally know what sex is." Though I hated to ask, I did...he replied, "It means if you are a BOY or GIRL...you know, you check it off on those forms!" WHEW!

Virginia

Oh, I love it! I needed the laugh....

TA

Great story!

Amelie

Hilarious!
(Easy to say for me without any children to explain it to ;)

Coralee Hardwick

OMG Moorena, I LOVE this story! Thanks for sharing!

David

This was so funny that I read it out loud to my wife. Thanks!

liz

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Similar conversation hereabouts.

Paige

Midnight Love Action just killed me with cute.

Gary Oxford

I don't know whether "Midnight Love Action" should be the title of an after-hours series on Cinemax or the name for a K-Tel compilation of Chef's (from South Park) greatest hits. Either way, I'm still laughing about it.

Elizabeth

Hilarious -- complete with the rainbow hearts. Loved reading this!

kathy a.

~snort~ i think we had pretty much the same conversations with the kids. same reaction, too.

elswhere

Heeheeheeheehee! My favorite part of this is Frankie glancing over to Jorg's office just to double check her logic and his non-eaten existence.

Hannah

I rarely laugh out loud when reading - but Frankie's quickly abandoned idea of 'the mummy eating the daddy' just did it...

If you want to delegate some responsibility for such explanations to Jörg:

http://www.amazon.com/Peter-Minimum-Familie-Lindstr%C3%B6m-bekommt/dp/3473355674/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1267910710&sr=8-1

is a great book (translated from the Swedish, I believe...)- not gross, pretty simple but not too simplifying explanations and a lot of fun to read :)

kiersten from book club

Ha! We'd better not let our kids get together - our have similar questions that don't stop where I am comfortable! Between the four of them, they know far too much and far too little...

Purplekangaroopuzzle.blogspot.com

I also always figured that when a kid starts asking questions, they're ready to hear the answers. I just didn't count on having an extremely intelligent, logical kid with an extremely technical mind who would be able to take vague, not-too-specific answers and make deductions to ask continually more specific, persistent and intelligent questions.

So, yeah, AJ had the whole story by the time she was about 5 or 6, I think. I tried to make it as age-appropriate as possible, but she insisted on details. And continually brought it up in front of the 2 younger kids, too. So Ebee was first introduced to the concepts at a very young age, if she bothered to pay attention, which she didn't much. LOL

AmyinTexas

I knew it was time when I discovered that my almost 10 yr old had searched for "nacked ladies" on my iPhone. He was completely embarrassed at being "caught"... but even more embarrassed as I explained how the baby got inside the mom's stomach (which he said was his question). Turns out he wasn't really searching for "nacked ladies", he was searching for one of those side illustrations that shows that fetus inside the woman.

Not my favorite parenting moment!

ThatDeborahGirl

My daughter once told me that "so much sex stuff" on TV was "just ewww, disgusting." And I told her, yeah, that like most stuff in TV & movies, it was a bit dramatic, but that the real life "sex stuff" was very important.

"Why?"

"Without sex we don't have more people."

"Oh!" And that's how she made the link. I think she was about 7 or 8. It was an interesting epiphany to witness but the first of many frank conversations. So far so good. 17, no kids. But she's off to college this fall....geesh.

liz

Thinking of you today. So happy that the health insurance bill got passed and that Annika's insurance is safe.

gifts

Kids, they learn so fast these days, don't know if thats a good thing or bad thing, lol. xx

wedding registry

what sweet children they are. I love the story.

wedding registry

Aww..that was quite hilarious. Children are always curious just about everything.

Canada flower shops

Don't know what is wrong what is rite but i know that every one has there own point of view and same goes to this one

elliptical reviews

No offense, but if there's a facebook like button, it'll be much easier for me to share.

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Falling Down, November 2004

  • Balloon in hand, my 4-year-old
    twirled across the kitchen floor,
    singing nonsense words
    in her own key.
    "It's my gift!" she declared
    to the world at large, which
    was really only me,
    sitting at the table. Enough
    twirling, and she lost
    her balance, tumbling
    to the floor in a theatrical
    slapstick of elbows and knees.

    She lay on her back
    for a few seconds,
    staring
    at the textured ceiling
    with the mysterious
    spaghetti sauce stain.
    Suddenly she
    began
    flapping her arms and legs
    there on the floor, as if to swish
    the imaginary snow
    into a snow angel.

    "Falling down is also a gift!" says she.

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