Saturday, September 17, 2011

It's none of my Business so I had to ask. . .

Dear Diary,
In my family there is my Mom and my Daddy
and Me and my Sister.
Does this mean that my parents have
really "done it"  TWICE??!!
That would be sooo gross.
I'm never gonna get married.
     * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

There's always the question of
"Where do babies come from?"
"How does a baby get in there?"
etc. etc.

"Who told you the "Facts of Life"?
"How old were you?"
"Did you give your children
'The Talk'?"


Just Stuff From a Boomer said...

My mother did not talk about such things. I learned about periods in Girl Scouts. I have to say too, that while we were very open about sex with our girls, by the time I thought I could have "the talk" they were middle school and already knew such stuff. The youngest is 26. If middle school was too old then, what is the right age now?

arkie said...

Being from the "old school" I heard about them from a film, shown at our school,just for the 5th grade girls. Parents had to give permission for it to be viewed. It was not very informative. The rest I learned from my friends and they, though full of information, were not very accurate. We gave our kids a little "talk" when they got to be preteens.

Thanks for stopping by my slow blog.

Mary @ Redo 101 said...

What talk? What things? haha. I learned it all from my friends, who actually got some of it right!!! Hey, I'm really stopping by because your name is Sweet Tea and I am a sweet tea drinking fanatic! So I followed you and would love for you to stop by and follow me up too - cuz I'm that kinda girl, also. Cheers (tea-style).

Mary @ Redo 101

The Brown Recluse (TBR) said...

I was probably 10 or 11. I'd never thought about where babies came from...but an older girl in my 'hood decided to inform me anyway. She had it a little wrong, I was completely grossed out and asked Mom about it. She was all flabbergasted that I was asking...and she never did give me "The Talk." Let's just say by the time she gave me her VERY brief correction in the story, I knew I'd *never* be doing that stuff! Well, I did do it once, I have a daughter. Heheh

Long before my daughter should have been told, someone informed her, and she had the details pretty much spot on.

The Brown Recluse (TBR) said...

@ Mary, the name "Sweet Tea" was the reason I dropped by originally, too. :D

Chatty Crone said...

I was given a box - with kotex in it and a book. That was it.


Mary said...

My mom told me, but I don't remember how old I was. I made CH have the talk with the boys, but he didn't do it right, so I had to have supplement talks! :)

My Mind's Eye said...

OH Gee that is a good post.
Let's see I was given a book
(I'm a child of the 60's). I had a "pray meeting" with our daughter at the appropriate time.

I hope your weekend was super duper!!
Hugs C

karen said...

I remember my mom bought a book "A Child Is Born." It had sweet illustrations, and also anatomical drawings. I was young - probably 5 or younger. I used to make babysitters read it to me as a bedtime story - isn't that awful? I just liked the pretty pictures so much. It was read to me so much it just seemed very natural. My kids learned in much the same way - with a lot of discussions one on one, and answering all of their questions.

nancygrayce said...

Unfortunately, I heard the "facts of life" from an older next door neighbor. I immediately told her that MY mama and daddy would never do such stuff!

No, we didn't talk about sex in my home. Weird, because there are 6 of us kids so someone must surely have asked where they were all coming from! :)

Oh, yes, I did see the film at school. I was mortified!

Unknown said...

I'm 53, mom of 4, and grandma to 6--and my mother STILL hasn't given me the talk! I learned from friends and then had some "on the job" training once I got married. ;-)

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