First off, know that it is NOT my intention to offend anyone with what you are about to read.
But, on the parenting level, I admit Paul and I found this too good to pass up. Those of you yet to reach the tween years or near tween years may not appreciate it as much as those of us smack dab in the middle of the horror.
Last night, Hunter and Paul were watching the Tampa Bay/Boston playoff game.
Maddy and I were occupied with other things.
I realized we were out of training pads for Koda.
I announced that I was going to PetSmart. Paul, being the handsome prince that he is, said he wanted me to stay home and he would go. (I LOVE THAT MAN!)
So, off he went.
Never occurred to me that there was a procedure for watching sporting events on TV.
SO, mom's of boys, listen up, apparently there is-at least in our house.
Not being a huge Tampa or Boston fan, I did not join Hunter to watch the game. I was within ear shot however.
The next thing I know Hunter is in hysterical laughter. Laughter reserved for embarrassment or bodily noises that boys find hilarious and will remain unmentioned.
I then hear the words that bring me to a cold sweat.
"Maddy, did you hear that?"
I cautiously asked, "Hear what, Hunter?"
"What did it say?"
"Ask your doctor if you are healthy enough for sex." was the reply he gave.
Now, thanks to the world around us, we had to have "the talk" with Maddy last year-IN FOURTH GRADE. It went well, but early in our minds none the less.
Maddy's eyes popped out of her head. She looked at me in horror as if to say "YOU ARE NOT GOING TO TELL HIM ARE YOU?!?"
I was NOT about to have the conversation-without Paul-during a Playoff game. But, much to my chagrin, I also knew I could not let it go.
"Do you know what sex is Hunter?"
"I think so."
Gulp! "What is it?"
Suffice it to say, he is not quite there, but his little gifted mind is definitely putting it together.
I relayed the events to Paul when he returned.
He then proceeds to tell me the PROCEDURE for watching sporting events.
Given that the target audience is middle aged men, he turns the channel during commercials.
Yeah, that would have been good to know.
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9 months ago