Wednesday, February 4, 2009

THE BIRDS AND THE BEES



Daughter #2 is taking a General Biology class this semester as a college freshman. She is currently studying the chapter on the human reproductive system. Yesterday she called me and said, “We are studying the human reproductive system in my bio class. I am confused, fascinated and utterly disgusted all at the same time.


After we hung up I realized that now I am concerned, baffled and maybe a little embarrassed. Does this reflect badly on my parenting skills? I mean……..I told her all about how the garden hose waters the seed to make it grow into a flower. I know it was a few years ago but I thought she understood.


I don’t understand why she is so confused. *sigh*





**Note**


Stay tuned for my gym update tomorrow. I'll tell you this much. Getting up and sitting down are not my favorite movements right now.



24 comments:

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

Oh man... is she confused. And it's all your fault!

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal
*giggles

Midlife Mama said...

LOL OMG that's funny. Gee, and to imagine she's confused, after that clear and concise description! Kids these days, huh? LOL

thistle said...

LOL...these are the moments when i am a little thankful i didn't have kids...

maybe you should remember additional details in 'the talk' would have probably only been met with her doing the 'ewwww' thing and running for cover...

thistle said...

did you remove word veri?! or do i just not remember doing it?

Jason, as himself said...

At least she learned about the hose and flower from you and not from some kid on the street!

Fragrant Liar said...

Okay, wait. I'm confused now too. There's this hose, and the water gets turned on, and, like, it squirts all over the seeds in the dirty mound. Right? And then somehow the seed erupts and grows into, like, a flower that really smells good. Right? Um, so what I'm confused about is, what kind of flower is it?

Smart Mouth Broad said...

Di-Isn't that the mother's nightmare to find out that it's all your fault. LOL

Mama-I know, right? I can't figure it out.

Thistle-You are so right. She was very much EWWWW when she heard.
And yes, word veri is gone. For now. Will see how it goes.

Jason-Amen to that, brother!

Liar-Ummmmmmmm, ummmmmmmmmmm, I can't talk about this now.........here.........ummmmmmmm.

Braja said...

What the hell is wrong with kids these days? Sheesh...

Midlife Slices said...

I think you explained it quite well so what is the problem?? I supposed they gave her real names of body parts and all that boring stuff. No wonder she's confused.

Mona said...

Not to worry. She'll catch on. I promise. Doesn't that thought warm your little heart? :)

Jan said...

What's this water hose and flower stuff?? What happened to cabbage leaves?

Do people these days not find babies under cabbage leaves? Have things changed that much since The Young One was...discovered?

Debbie said...

That is the problem with kids these days. No imagination. We have to spell every single thing out for them. It is exhausting.

nothingfancy1 said...

LOL! I'm 43 years old and I'm still confused!

MilesPerHour said...

My GF gave her daughter the lowdown when she was very young. She is actually happy that now that her daughter is 14 y/o she is disgusted. I have a feeling that won't last though!

LiLu said...

My mom, in addition to the "talk", left educational books scattered around the house... so my sister and I could read anything we were confused about without asking the embarrassing questions. Easy way out? Perhaps. But it worked for us...

Smart Mouth Broad said...

Braja-That's what I'm sayin'.

MLS-You're probably right. And I thought that I did such a good job too. *sigh*

Mona-I can't hear you. Lalalalalala!

Jan-See, I love you. You're my kind of thinker.

Debbie-Don't I know it.

Fancy-Now, why don't I believe that?

MPH-You're right about that. *sigh*

Lilu-Well, of course this post was done tongue-in-cheek but as much as I've tried to be very open and informative about this "stuff", it can be a little awkward between parent and child. Your mom was smart to make sure that you had the information at your fingertips.

Smart Mouth Broad said...

MPH-Oh and thanks so much for visiting. I do hope you'll come back again.

T5M said...

I love the "garden hose" analogy - I've never heard that one before, but may need to use it some day!!!

Geri said...

I think learning it from you and learning it at school are two totally different experiences.

Smart Mouth Broad said...

T5M-Go ahead but you can see, it didn't work out so well in the end. *wink* She took the quiz tonite. I'm saying my prayers.

Geri-It sure was in our case. LOL

Anonymous said...

Don't worry. They learn that stuff in middle/high school.

smiles4u said...

Too funny! This sure brings back memorys of talks with my kids...oh what I have to look forward doing all over again with the little people....ugh! You wouldn't want to talk to them for me would you?

Smart Mouth Broad said...

Anonymous-But my girls are way past those days.

Smiles-Sure but only if you come with them and we can go to the gym and get coffee and drink margaritas.

Diana said...

You did what you could as any mother would have. Well, except for my PRM. We didn't even talk about it. lol Even to this day. I bring up anything "sex education" up and she blushes instantly. "Diana, how do you know that???" lol

I'm sure that class is taking your kid to a whole new level on the topic.