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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

My body is going to do WHAT?!

Button is almost 10 years old. My husband and I have discussed the timing of when we I would tell her about the hell her body will go through in a few years and continue to go through throughout her life. Yeah, I may not be the best one to tell her. HA.

For reference, she knows very little. When the kids still saw their bio mom, she told them that they had vaginas. Yes, she used the word. Yes, Peanut was only about 4 at the time. And no, she didn't tell them exactly where it was or that boys have something different. That was lots of fun clearing up.
For an example, head over to YouTube and watch this. (Pay close attention about 1:45 into the video.)

Last summer, she and I were both outside alone. I decided to tell her a smidge about babies and where they come from... more importantly, where they come out. After talking to my mom and telling her what I said, she pointed out that maybe I was not going about it the right way. I told her that they come out of your body... through a hole the size of a lemon... and the baby is about the size of a  watermelon. (Thank you Look Who's Talking.)

She ran screaming from the garage. I laughed hysterically. I couldn't help it. It was funny.

And no, that's not the end of the conversation. And yes, she's fine. She's not scarred. Yet.

Today, we got a notice from her school that this Friday, they are planning to show the kids the wonderful videos of how are bodies change and what will happen. The sheet was giving us the option to have her opt out of the videos with the other girls in her grade. (No, she's not opting out. I believe ALL children should eventually know what they are in for in the near future. And let's face it, I think it might be better coming from a nurse. I am one of those parents that is at a loss when trying to delicately put what she's in for, you know?)

This should be interesting. I cannot wait until we pick her up on Friday.

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