Last week we (my family & I) were driving somewhere and I whispered to my husband, “Babe, when do you think we should talk to E about sex?” I don’t think he expected that question by his facial expression but he replied with, “Soon!” And we both turned and looked at him in the back seat at the same time. He was talking to his sister. I then said, “Good, but Miss Missy doesn’t need to be there! Although I am afraid he will tell her what we told him!” Miss missy is my daughter. My oldest is 8 and my daughter is 5.
My son doesn’t act interested in SEX but I know he likes girls. He was even trying to court a certain young lady all last year (2nd grade). He bought her a Valentines. He would try to play with her on the playground and even his friends knew he liked her. This school year (3rd grade), they are still in different classes so he might only get to see her at lunch. But….. I think he still has that crush.
What made my son blush? (Fast forward to sec .27)
I remember when this movie first came out and my son saw this scene. The moment Alvin & the Chipmunks saw the Chipettes my son blushed and look at me shyly. It was a look that said, “Is Mommy watching me watch this?” My children love to watch movies over and over again and whenever this scene comes on, he still gets the same blushed look on his face.
Why do I think it’s time? I actually don’t know if it’s time. This is my oldest child and I am just trying to be proactive. I rather he learn the proper things from his parents first. I know that his friends are eventually going to tell him
wrong things based on their experience or what they might have been taught. I also don’t want my son to be afraid to talk to us. He was pretty open about the class crush, but what about as he grows?
What do I say? Again, I actually don’t know! I might let hubby start the conversation and chime in. I know I am going to google “How & When to speak to your child about sex.” At least I know that when it’s time to talk to the 2nd and 3rd child – I will be better prepared.
Have you had The Sex talk yet? How did it go? What did you say? How did they respond? Give me the details!