Comments: Two Down and One to Go

"I did tell him repeatedly that this was big boy conversation that he was only to have with me and/or his Dad and not his buddies or his little brother."

You are SO smart!
Wish I'd have thought of that!

Posted by Roses at April 23, 2007 09:17 PM

It's amazing to me the difference between explaining sex to a son rather than a daughter. A lot of the questions are different but the "You and Dad did this FOUR times?" cracks me up every time. This past weekend my 14 yr old was with me when we visited a friend of ours who is pregnant and somehow the comment "Well at least when your pregnant you don't have sex." **Blink** "Um, honey, where did you get that idea?" She said "Well I just assumed it. It would hurt the baby." Sigh. Needless to say we took the long way home and had a very interesting conversation.

Posted by Lemon Stand at April 23, 2007 09:47 PM

I think that this is one of those times when I'm glad I don't have kids! Then again, you are pretty good at the parent thing, Bou - kudos to you ;-) I'm still cracking up at the way he puzzled out that you had to have done it for fun at least once. Smart lad!!

Posted by Barb at April 23, 2007 10:23 PM

LOL!!!!! Someday he will flash back to that conversation and be soooooo embarrassed by his 10 year old self :-)

Posted by caltechgirl at April 24, 2007 01:55 AM

What is Bones, eight now? I think you had better start planning THe Talk with him right now. You probably will need that much prep time.

Posted by Raging Mom at April 24, 2007 05:54 AM

10 is the magic age huh? I'll have to keep that in mind and put on more animal planet for them to watch!!!

Posted by vw bug at April 24, 2007 06:00 AM

It's almost unfair that you didn't have a daugther, I would love to hear that conversation since that talk is a whole lot different than the boy one.

Posted by Quality Weenie at April 24, 2007 07:40 AM

I keep waiting to find out if darling step-daughter will have this conversation with the egg donor, with daddy, with the idiot-step-father, with grandma, or with me.

I'm not sure who I'm rooting against in this one.

Posted by wRitErsbLock at April 24, 2007 07:44 AM

Would you come and have "the talk" with my girls?? I am trying your - just the facts, ma'am approach, but you do such a good job!

Posted by Richmond at April 24, 2007 07:46 AM

I'm still laughing at the "Dad did this three times?" question. Ha!

Posted by oddybobo at April 24, 2007 08:22 AM

There's a sharp kid for you.

“So. This only did it two times wanting a baby and then you just...did it once because you wanted to?”

That's the Moment of Epiphany.

"Yes, son. If it were an unpleasant experience, then people wouldn't want to do it...and eventually, you'd have no more people. But when you do it with someone you love, why, there's no more wonderful experience in the world."

"So, explain to me alla them people on Dr. Phil..."

Posted by Elisson at April 24, 2007 11:47 AM

Wow. Something to look forward to. I can see those wheels turning from here!!

Posted by Marie at April 24, 2007 12:25 PM


Posted by Omnibus Driver at April 24, 2007 12:50 PM

I will be sending Mr. Smooch down for an overnite in about 7 years!!

Posted by pfb at April 24, 2007 02:00 PM

You did it because you wanted to? I love it!

Posted by Denny at April 24, 2007 02:21 PM

Elisson- I did tell him at one point, "If it was a bad experience, there wouldn't be so many people in this world." I'm not sure he grasped that one.

Posted by Bou at April 24, 2007 03:17 PM

ahhhh, about that big boy conversation? He will be the big boy on campus now because he has the answers
and will do some serious laughing about that baby found under the cabbage.

Posted by GUYK at April 24, 2007 08:32 PM