I know this conversation is coming soon for Luke, so I am both amused and terrified by this report from discoballdad:
He’s only 8…the sex conversation(s) should be years away…right? Nope, sorry pops…this is 2012, where even in our perfect little town in the green mountains the kids are growing up too damn fast. (In grumpy old man voice) Hell, when I was a kid…(no, I kid..I actually DID grow up too damn fast).
I’ve been thinking about having our first sex talk for a couple months now. I’ve heard a few stories from other parents - of kids both Finn’s age and a bit older - about how their kids come home from school telling them these absurd/comical/scary retellings of overheard sex conversations, usually from/between older schoolmates. I just wanted to make sure that if and when he does start to be part of these conversations in the near or distant future, he has good info to go on. That said, I will say I was a combination of a typical stumbling over my words “How the hell do I talk about this kinda stuff dad,” coupled with “I’m a groovy 21st century dad with donor kids and we are going to not only talk about every possible (and not too hetro-centric) way that people have children nowadays, but also about how sex is a thing adults do even when not trying to make babies.
So the conversation went something like this (it was about a 20 minute talk, lots of paraphrasing and left out tangents)…