If you're a family member like, oh...a grandparent or a mom (theoretically, of course) reading this blog, you might want to stop now. If you proceed from here, don't say I didn't warn you!
Picture, if you will, our 10yr old daughter. She's smart. Very bright. (Not that I'm biased or anything.)
She knows a good bit about the birds and the bees. You know. Sex.
She and I were talking today. She mentions us having a baby. And how she can't really think about that. Because then, she'd know we were having sex. And she just can't go there.
I explained to her that mommy's and daddy's don't just have sex to have a baby. They also do so as a way to express love to each other after they are married.
Here's a snippet of our conversation from there:
10yr old: "WHAT? They don't just do THAT to have a baby?"
Me: "No, sweetie. They don't."
10yr old: "Why on EARTH would anyone want to do THAT (she won't say the word) if they aren't trying to have a baby?! (She wasn't asking a question. She was making a BOLD statement.) That's just gross! Will my husband want me to do that even if we don't want a baby yet?"
Me: "Probably so, sweetie."
10yr old: "I'm just going to tell him that I don't want to do that unless we're trying to have a baby."
Me: "What if he's not okay with that?"
10yr old: "Then he's obviously not the man for me, mom!"
Yeah. Tell me that on your wedding day, sweetie. I could be wrong, but I have a sneaky feeling that your thoughts will be different at that time.
Regardless, your dad wanted me to record this conversation on my blog.
So that I could show it to you when you spoke of getting married. He's hoping you'll remember how "gross" it is, and decide not to do so.
Poor guy. I guess we'll let him keep having his delusions for a bit longer as well.