Tuesday, March 3, 2009

What Are My Kids Learning At School?



My first grader, Birk, was in her booster.  I was driving the good old mini van and we were heading home from school
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"Mommy, do you know about abortions?"

Whoosh, almost hit a tree.  I had to focus my eyes back on my little baby cupcake and try to figure out where all of this was coming from.

Luckily, Ruth piped in with just the right big sister question.  "Do you know what that means, Birk?"

I was holding my breath and trying not to take out any inanimate objects, or animate ones for that matter.

"It's when a mommy and daddy fight a lot and they don't want to live together anymore.  Then they get an abortion and they can marry someone else."

I finally found my voice again, "That's enough.  We will discuss this all later."  Luckily we were home and it was time to jump out of the car and have dinner.  Hope later is far off in my future.

18 comments:

Tberri said...

Out of the mouth of babes!!!!! Oh my,,, so glad you kept your whits about you and didn't crash the ole mini van!!!! Have you found any gray hair over that one???

Deb said...

I've got so much gray hair on my head at this point that I can't even count! LOL!

Jennifer said...

AGH! Close call! ;-)

Chris said...

My kids never cease to amaze me with the things they say even at thier ages now. I have had some pretty sureal conversations with them over the years. It's was always hard for me to have "grown up" conversations with them about anything. But being a parent you just grin and bare it. I would rather they talk to me instead of get the info somewhere else.
I love the picture you have posted here. There are so many talented photogs out there and I am just not that good at it. :-)

Deb said...

@Jennifer--you said it. I've got to learn to think on my feet better. At least, I need to pull the car over if I feel that I can't think and drive at the same time.

@Chris--you are absolutely right. I would rather my kids get information from me and feel comfortable talking to me about it. I feel like I'm just beginning the journey of tough conversations.

Veronica Lee said...

I totally agree with you girls. I rather have my boys learn the facts from me than from anyone else.

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Helene said...

Oh my goodness, that is funny!!! I bet you were so relived that she had misused the word!!

I didn't realize you had joined the Follow Me Club! I'm now following you!

Kristen Andrews said...

yes the things kiddos say! following from MBC follow club, looking forward to getting to know you!

Kristen

I am Harriet said...

Hi!
Just stopping by to say "HELLO!".
Have a great day and TGIF!

The Sensible Momma said...

Wow!- I'm not looking forward to those questions...and I know they aren't too far away either...

Hi Deb, I'm now following you, too!

CVSer in training said...

I love the picture! Wow...I would have not known what to say if my daughter asked me that?! My daughter (age 9) asked me where babies come from. She said "I know that they come out of your..um..girl part but how are they made?" Lol.

BTW-Thanks for following us. We are now following your blog.

collyn23 said...

i is crazy what they learn these days keeps us on our toes thanks for following me i am now following your cute blog

beccad said...

Wow first grade, that is scary. I'm Becca from MBC and I'm looking forward to reading your blog and getting to know you. I love what you said about having a third child is no different than two. My husband and I just said that a few days ago and it is so true, they are all liars, ha!!

Betty said...

Oh my! How scary! I'm with you hope it's later. Yikes! lol
Thanks for stopping by. Looking forward to reading more. :)

blueviolet said...

I would nearly have hit a tree myself! Whoa.

Sherry said...

Funny...reminds me of a time when I was student teaching 3rd graders and a little girl asked me in front of a whole group if I was a virgin. Somehow I kept my wits and it turned out she meant vegetarian! ;)

Melodie said...

wow, that would have thrown me for a loop!
Following you via MBC. Hope to see you around my blog as I will see you around yours. All the best!
Melodie