As I may have mentioned before, I have 3 boy children. I realize that being a mom to boys has shaped my life and who I am in many ways. I know that if I had given birth to even one girl, I would be a different person in some ways.
One of my favorite things is taking my boys to school. My husband and I switch taking them according to our schedules, but I LOVE my days to take them because of the conversations we have. I don’t know if it is because we have a captive audience, or because we are all just a bit more candid at 8am. You can ask any of them, I have no filter at any time of the day, so maybe they are more candid? Whatever the reason, our morning conversations are some of the most true – authentic – conversations of the day.
This morning, I happened to say to my 9th grader, “I got an email that y’all are having a sex and health talk in a few days.” He said, “oh, yeah, I got that email too.” About that time, my 10th grader chimed in and said, “We just had an STD talk [Read more…]