Once again it's an ongoing thing. I don't plan on having one sit down talk with any of my kids about sex, babies, etc. My older boys know most babies grow in the mom's tummy and that some mom and dads have to adopt (or choose to). My oldest is 11, so we haven't gotten to the mechanices of sex, but he does now know what an erection is. They all know that only girls can have babies, and that it takes a man and a woman to make a baby. My oldest knows that there is an egg and a sperm, but not how they get together. What we try to do is take everyday situations and make them teaching moments, so it's a little more relaxed for all of us. I can remember my mom being so nervous and uncomfortable and me being the same way when she took me aside for a "talk". I don't want it to be that way with my kids, so we just make it another thing we talk about, instead of a hush-hush big deal.
at 12:48 AM on Feb. 3, 2010