Last night Merci and Ethan were taking their bubble bath.
Merci was scrubbing the wall with her sponge.
She said "Mom go get ready for daddy, put on your best clothes, we are making a fun
night for you." I just looked at her and said OK. She continued.....
" I am scrubbing the walls so you and daddy can have SEX."
I couldn't keep a straight face, I was smiling and trying not to laugh. I asked her
what sex was. She said um, "It is when you take off, I mean when you have all of your clothes on and you kiss." I asked where she heard that. She said from Olivia. I told her that she shouldn't say that word, it was an adult word, and told her we would talk later.
Later that evening as I was putting her to bed. I asked her if there was anything else she wanted to tell me about what Olivia said, and told her I wouldn't be mad. I explained to her that she could talk to me about anything because sometimes kids get confused and talk about stuff they don't understand. She confided in me that you do take off you clothes when you have sex!
I again told her that she shouldn't use that word, it was for adults and went on to explain that sex CAN mean what gender you are. Hoping that would get her mind off getting naked and kissing. She seemed to get it. I did tell her that mommies and daddies do kiss. She then ventured to ask me if me and daddy had sex...Um...well of course not=)
I actually didn't answer her.
Oh boy! She is only 5. She is only in Kindergarten.
I will obviously be praying for God to cause a spirit of forgetfulness when kids talk
about these things.
Pray with us and for us as we embark on these very sensitive subjects.
I hate being the one with the oldest kid out of our circle of close friends.
Guys I don't know what I am doing...Help???
Any advice from mommies of older children?