I think a little irrationalness is okay in a child's life.
Is irrationalness a word?? hahaha
So, before my oldest daughter's soccer game, all the moms were hanging out...as we normally do. A couple of things that came up in our conversation were girls and their period and also swearing.
First, a couple of moms felt that "the talk" doesn't need to happen right now and are deciding to wait until later. One mom figures her daughter will probably get her period later anyways (yeah....my 2nd older sister got her period within months of my oldest sister.....don't wait mom! haha). I have offered both of them the American Girl book to borrow and they acted like it had cooties or something. The funny thing is that their kids are the ones that talk about penises and kissing at slumber parties from what the dad said. BTW...my daughter hasn't slept over their in almost a year.
Secondly, they looked at me like I was crazy when I told them that I do cuss in front of them. In fact, "goddamn it" and "oh shit" shoot out of my mouth like a sneeze! They know they are not allowed to say it and if they are caught, bad things will happen.
I can't always say what my girls are doing or saying but knowing that I can talk about boobs and periods with my oldest daughter last night gave me a very comfortable feeling. Sometimes our lives are chaotic and sometimes irrational but I feel that it provides them with what is realistic.