Friday, April 27, 2007

I've got a loverly bunch of coconuts.

How do my readers and other hangers on like my new "hairdo"? Thanks! I cut it myself. (With help from this template.)

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My 13 year old son has taken a sudden interest in boobs...especially the variety of boobs that bounce along uncovered and unsheathed.

This doesn't offend me. He's a normal kid, sort of. He's been eating like a horse. He purposely tries to deepen his voice when he talks. His feet are growing terribly out of proportion to the rest of his body. The fascination with naked bits is par for the course.

In what turned out to be one of the most interesting conversations of my life, discussing boobies with my son morphed into an educational foray concerning genital warts, herpes, pubic lice and leprosy. I am guilty of showing my son a photo of a man with warts all over his posterior. You want naked bits kid? Here ya go. Don't say I never gave you nuthin'.

It's been decided that you cannot get a girlfriend if you allow your leprosy to go unchecked.

I ended the conversation with the impression that my son was feeling grown up. I told him that other parents probably weren't showing their 13 year olds close ups of bum warts, and he should feel free to tell all his friends what he saw.

At least I didn't print off the photo for him. I haven't given up on that idea. Wallet sizes might prove to be an effective deterrent later.

4 comments:

  1. I am soooo happy to hear that I'm not the only parent who shows their kid pictures of what can happen if you don't "play" safe! lol

    My son is 12, close to the same age, and yes, the boobie fascination is ONGOING! lol

    Boys ...


    By the way ... I LOVE the "new-do"!
    It's so ...... YOU! :)

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  2. I like the new hair-do and the profile photo of you. And I see that you found a way to go to three columns. It is looking good in Firefox.

    Boys & boobs. When they discover them they are no longer into playing cowboys & indians. Wait until you go out to your RV to call your 16 YO son for dinner and find his pants neatly stuck on top of his shoes in the living area of the RV. I called out, "M, dinner is ready." He answered "OK" from the bedroom in the rear, behind the curtain. In just a few minutes, he and his girl friend came in to dinner. At that time you hope he knows about some of those other things!

    I still think raising boys was easier than girls would have been.

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  3. Becky you are the coolest mom ever! I'll remember this when it's my turn to impart this stuff to my kids. Wallet size pictures of genital warts. Perfect.

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  4. If you want to expand beyond images to words, lemme tell you something I learned while editing a paper on men's infections: When a man has gonorrhea, he may experience a lot of discharge from the penis. So much so, he may need to change his underwear because they've soaked right through to the pants.

    If a boy wants to make sure he won't need a maxipad, he'd best wear a condom when sexually active.

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