This week the 6th graders have gotten the sex education class at school. K and I have both tried to approach the subject with both of them since this summer but didn't get very far (I did give M a great American Girl Dolls book about her body). Here are some of the gems that have come out of the two of them this week. I have worked very hard not to burst out laughing...
A: Mom, we are going to get hair EVERYWHERE! I am definitely not getting as much as Dad.
M (from the back seat after that comment): She told us we're getting hair too! I bet boys get more.
A: I knew animals mated, but I had no idea humans did too! It's disgusting!
M: Girls are lucky...we get products!
A (mimicking the male instructors voice): Sexuality is nothing to be embarrassed about. Sexuality is a gift from God and we should be proud of it. Sexiness is NOT sexuality! (after a long pause) Mom, I know it may be a gift from God, but IT IS DISGUSTING!!
A (when asked what they talked about the first day): It was all about the sperms.
A: I am not listening to love songs anymore on my ipod. It's going to just make me think about all this love stuff...you know the part about the boy privates going inside the girl privates....ugh...DISGUSTING!!
I know this is all part of growing up, but sometimes I just wish they could go back to playing Strawberry Shortcake and Pokemon.