Monday, February 13, 2012

Birds and the Bees

This last Wednesday we had "the" talk with Caleb. It was great! Our neighbors took the little boys so we could have it just be us and Caleb. We first read Amazing You. Its a really good book that has cartoon pictures but explains everything pretty well. There are two pages that encourage masturbation but I just glued those two pages together since we don't encourage that in our home.

When you don't have sisters...things can kind of be a mystery! He had a few questions and wasn't weired out at all about it. I think sometimes people wait to long to have the talk because he hadn't heard anything at school yet so we got the first word - yea! Also its wasn't embarrassing at all - he didn't know to be embarrassed. It was as if we were teaching him math.

After we talked we went to the yogurt bar and chilled. It really was a good and relaxed night. My Mom was really good at being open and I want to be the same way with my boys.

So far so good!


Megan said...

It's a great idea to have them hear it from their parents and not from school or other people. I was wondering if I could borrow the book?

Rachelle said...

Over here in the Christian household the talk is just a part of our daily lives. I do not want their bodies, sexuality, and such to be uncomfortable for them to discuss or question. I too figure that girls will be a mystery to them if I do not tell them. Sometimes I wonder if we are to casual about the whole issue but I figure it is better to be comfortable and to be scared.

SLO Rober said...

We just did the same thing in our house with Briggs. It was much easier than with Ashlynn (she asked sooo many questions). But there was a little giggling.