Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Yeah, I've Got Three Holes

HUGE hurdle crossed in our home last night.

Matthew and I had "The Talk."

I knew it was fast approaching, having dodged a few pointed questions in the past couple months. Jacob was inside watching TV while Matthew and I were outside in our hot tub. Not sure when I'd be alone with him again, I went for it.

All I could think about was when my mom told me. She and I were coming home from the grocery store and I was just mortified when she explained it. At the time, I had not heard anything about the whole process. I can't even recall how I thought the whole baby thing happened.

After clarifying the make-up of a woman's body ...
"You mean you've got 3 holes?!"
He had heard something about two parts mixing together,
then I explained that point ... "That comes out of me?!"
The kicker was how it all came together ...
"Uh, I don't see any point in doing that until I'm married like 5-6 years."

Matthew asked some really good questions, some were quite surprising. Once we started talking, the conversation seem to go very well. I pretty much stuck tightly to the facts and answered his questions in the fewest amount of words possible.

Whew! Tough conversation, though thankful I had "The Talk" with him. Better to be a bit uncomfortable and open the door to discussion, than to hide from the topic and let schoolyard rumors educate your child.

How was your "Talk?"


Anonymous said...

I gave my son a well-written book to read and told him that I would be more than happy to discuss anything in the book (he's quite a private kid).
A couple days later I asked him if he had any questions, comments or opinions about what he had read.

He said, "I told all the kids at school they were wrong, but they still don't believe me. I guess some people refuse to be enlightened."

Yes, he's 12 and he actually said enlightened. I never thought I would laugh when we had the "talk"!

Anonymous said...

My mom and I were always open with the conversation, though when I was a lot younger, it was a lot more animated and childlike, but with K & J in the house too, being so much older than me, I heard it all growing up so it was no surprise to me.

I still talk to her about it and if I have a question about something, I still ask her. It's good to have that open communication no matter how awkward and embarrassing.

Anonymous said...

Have you totally lost it...Why in the world would you post something so personal about your son? Have you thought about what he might think if he read about "your conversation?" Some things are better off left off the NET!

Angie Weid said...

@Anonymous#1 - Yeah, I wasn't expecting chuckles during our converstation, too.

@Stevie - I've always been open with conversations. The best so far was when my boys asked about the "F" word. HILARIOUS! Perhaps I will share that story.

Angie Weid said...

Anonymous#2 - I know who you are as you hide behind your cloak. No worries in our home, we are comfortable discussing all topics.

Ladies and gentleman ... I give you ... my ex-husband's mistress.

Anonymous said...

Whoa! Nimrod's got himself there a ballsy whench, eh?

Maintain your strength. You intimidate the hell out of her!

Anonymous said...

And this is why their called Evil Stepmothers.