Monday, May 12, 2008

The Times, They are a Changin' (or Prayers that My Son Doesn't End Up on a Paternity-Test Talk Show One Day)

I thought I wouldn't have to have this discussion until my child was much closer to stubborn acne and a voice change.

My 6-year old kindergartener had 2 girls come up to him at school and say "hey--do you think we're sexy?"

SEXY? In KINDERGARTEN?!?

So then I get the question, "Mom, what does sexy mean?"

::crickets chirping::

"Well, honey, um, er, it means that someone is trying to be noticed and they may try to dress, well, um...oops, I think something's burning on the stove."

Lawddddddd help me. Shouldn't I have years to prepare for this?

A couple days later, D. starts singing a familiar song. It goes "_______ and ________ sittin' in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G...first comes love, then comes marriage, then comes ________ with a baby carriage. Only, he inserts his name and the name of five girls one of whom is Hannah Montana.

I am so in trouble.

14 comments:

BKB said...

When we see him on the today show surrounded by seven women dressed in homemade smocks and bad haridos, we'll have no reason to say that we didn't see it coming

Rebecca said...

I remember singing the "kissing" song at his age, but I am darned sure I didn't hear the word "sexy" from my classmates.

Hang in there...

SAHMmy Says said...

Love the crush thing--my kiddo used to want to marry me when he grew up but he's moved on to Vanessa Hudgens :)
The "sexy" thing? Way to duck it--I'm sure the girls didn't understand what they were asking any more than your son did--at least I hope I'm sure!

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whittakerwoman said...

I am not ready for this!
:) H

MelDrop's Corner said...

oh my. i actually gasped when i read "hey--do you think we're sexy?" oh my. oh my. i am so not looking forward to trying to answer those questions.

Kickboxing Mama said...

Eeek!!! I'm scared, and not looking forward to those conversations!!

MiaKatia said...

Not looking forward to this. I will have a heart attack if I ever find out my daughter asked a boy if he thought she was sexy (up to and including high school and college ;)

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Mama Razzi said...

Ack! I had the "issue" with the s-e-x word in my first grade classroom when I was teaching. I basically told them that "that word" is not a first grade word. It is a word that they might have heard adults use, but it is NOT appropriate for a child to say, ever. They all seemed to respect that and I didn't hear it again the rest of the year. And it got me out of explaining anything!! It is not a fun thing to deal with though, especially at such a young age. So sorry!!!

christine said...

There is a reason I taught preschool for so many years! Call me and I will tell you what the precious neighborhood kids asked my six year old 11 years ago!! Oh my!

Lori - Queen of Dirty Laundry said...

FREAKS me out when my girls hear/repeat things like this! What to do, what to do?

My Goodness said...

Oh dear...what in the world will I do when my DD goes to school!?

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