My middle child Hannah is 9 and............Oh dear.......I just had THE TALK with her. She asked me some questions and I knew it had to be done. She understood and asked good questions. I explained that this stays between us and she doesn't share this information with her friend. I kept it simple and the basic facts. I think I am proud of me. I handled that well, no blushing or embarrassment. It happened so naturally. We prayed afterwards and talked about God's plans for girls lives. It was so impromptu and the other two and Daddy aren't home...so I think this was the appointed time. I have known for some time this was wandering around in her mind. We talked about hygiene as well. Still as basic as I kept it, I wasn't ready for her to ask these questions........sigh. They grow up so fast. I think someone probably said something at school that had her curious. I would rather handle it and talk with her while she is curious than have her try to figure it out alone or based on facts others may give her. Bitter sweet. My little girl is growing up, but our talk was special.
Now why do I feel like sobbing. She asked all the questions too, how the baby gets there all of the questions. I still kept it simple with proper names and terms. She has had a little info for a while, but I was waiting for her to let me know she was ready for the talk. She let me know tonight by her questions. I just asked her, what's on your mind lately? LOL.......she said "I've been wondering some things".......and it was launched. LOL
I am not ready for my babies to grow up. LOLShe knows it all now, how the baby gets there, how it gets out, eggs, sperm, what to expect before, during and after a period.
My mother told me none of that. Now I obviously didn't go into great detail about the sex act it self, kept that basic but with enough info she knows it takes two. I also used our foundation of faith to talk about modesty and marriage etc etc.
One more kid to go to know the facts of life. But she is 6. I wonder when she will want to know. LOL