Tag: Sex Ed

  • Making a Baby

    We have a new cousin who’s six weeks old.  He came to visit on Saturday, prompting a few questions from Cai, one of our three-year-olds. Cai: Mom, is that a baby? Me: Yes, Cai. That’s a baby. Cai: Can I have him? Me: You want to have the baby? Cai: Yes. Me: What will you…

  • My Mom Didn’t Allow Barbies

    My mom didn’t allow me to have Barbies while I was growing up. I bet this is why. That’s the toy bin beside our bathtub. I didn’t move any of the toys. So, yep, that’s pretty much some inappropriate group Barbie action going on. Here’s a closer view. Hey – don’t blame me when you’re…

  • Sex Ed, Take Two: The Birthing Theories

    Sometimes, we have conversations with our kids, and they just don’t seem to listen. I know… weird, right? Several months ago, we tried to have the conversation with Ian, age 10, about his birthing-babies theory.  We were concerned that kids at school might start to make fun of him if he started referencing a mom…

  • Sex Ed

    Once upon a time, when Abby was 5 years old, she was playing in the bathtub while her dad supervised. I was in the other room, which provided me with an excellent eavesdropping opportunity. Here’s what I heard: Abby: “Daddy, where do babies come from?” … Lengthy Pause … Greg: “Beth?! I’m going to need…