We had a birds & the bees talk today that culminated in one of my children exclaiming, “Papa’s a fish?!” 0 for Mama, 1 for Mother Nature. We decided to table that conversation.
But talking to your kids about uncomfortable topics is hard. I’m trying to answer their questions, like why they don’t have a brother. It started with sperm and ended with me refilling my wine glass.
Any and all advice is welcome!
I once heard that it’s important to answer your children’s questions with the specificity in which they are asked. That way, simple questions receive simple answers, and more complex questions get the details.
But dear God is it uncomfortable!
Anyone else feel this way? Yev is really good with all this body stuff. Like the body is beautiful and nakedness is not a big deal. I’m basically a Puritan who is super modest and hates talking about bodily functions. I’ve gotten waaaaay better, but it’s still something I struggle with.
I’ve been working really hard to answer their questions, like why certain parts of my body have hair when their’s don’t. I’ve broached the topic of puberty, which kind of went ok. But this is not a part of parenting I enjoy.
Like potty training. I HATED potty training. But I’d much rather clean up poop than talk about this 😫.
Anyone else struggling?? Help!! And send reinforcements 😅.