Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Hands up folks

So there's a general rule in the parenting community that you should have THE TALK with your children when they are eight years old. This may seem very young, but experts agree that if you don't talk to your kids about sex by this age, somebody else will (and in a not so appropriate way). So Mason is seven and a half and talking about this particular subject has been on my mind a great deal. I feel like all of sudden there is a count down to the end of innocence and it makes me sad. Regardless of whether he is or not, I'm just not sure I'm ready for it... 

So a few days ago the kids and I were driving in the car and and I turned the radio on, the end of this song came on. If you don't want to listen to it I will save you time and tell you that the end of the song says, "Give me everything tonight..." over and over again. After listening for a few seconds Mason piped up, "Mom is this song about a robber or something?"

"Why yes Mason, I think it is."

I guess we've got a while to enjoy the innocence of childhood yet.

1 comment:

ME said...

I think I just threw up a little in my mouth...urgh, SO not ready to have that particular conversation with Riley (who will be 8 in about 3 months). Why can't our kids' generation be like ours...when all they want to do is get Big Gulps from "Sev", sing to musicals, and "hottie honk" while listening to "This Magic Moment" and then freaking out when 11:11 shows up on the clock?!?!