Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Too Much Truth is Painful...

When I became a parent I decided that I needed to be truthful to my daughter and tell her everything that she wanted to know, no hiding stuff. (In an appropriate way, of course) I have kept true to my word. Sabi however is not so happy that I have. Let me explain...

Last Friday night, Sabi asked me where babies came from. Inside I thought "oh man! I don't want to do this!" On the outside however, I kept my composure and matter of factly told her all of the details. She was quiet and then said "You could have tweaked that a little bit for me mom....GROSSS!!! EWWW!!!! Did you have to tell me everything???" All I could do was laugh!

Yesterday, she overheard me talking to my mom about my scheduled mammogram. Later, in private, she asked me what a mammogram was. Again, I told her. She asked "Do you have to, um, take off your, um clothes to do that???" I told her yes. She again said "EWW!" Then she went on to say that being a grown up is gross!

So much for honesty! :-)

4 comments:

jennifer said...

hilarious. at least sabi knows now to enjoy her childhood. ;)

MsAbcMom said...

I hope so!!!
:-)

Mrs. T said...

My daughter had the same reaction when we told her where babies come from. We just gave her the basics- the, uh, "mechanics" of the whole thing, which was PLENTY for her. She was so grossed out. I consider that a good thing. Kids grow up too fast these days.

Ms. H said...

As a teacher of older kids (12-15), I thank you. I am so glad when parents answer these questions for their children when they are younger. It's scary when I find out how much some of my students still don't know about human development/puberty/reproduction/pregnancy. You seem like a very cool mom!