Thursday, November 6, 2008

Journal entry 98--Birds and Bees

How and when did you first learn about the birds and the bees? Were your parents able to teach you before school friends did?

I was taught about the birds and the bees when I was only 8 years old, and unfortunately it wasn't by my mother. I learned about it from my best friend and her brother. Their father was a plastic hand surgeon and had a library full of medical books with many graphic pictures. When my friend and her brother found out how I thought babies were made they just laughed and took me to their father's library. I got an eye full and ear full that day and had a very difficult time looking at my mother for the next few weeks.


bokjae said...

Hi thanks for dropping by my place! :) Re- birds and bees, our youngest daughter asked us this many years ago and when my wife told her a fairy tale, she call us liars in the face!!!! guess the youngsters today know more about such things as compared to our time!!!

rebecca said...

Too painful to remember. My mom told me and my sister at the same time and used a little pamphlet to explain certain details. It was the most awkward experience of my life. I'm still a little traumatized by it.

Jill said...

That's too bad. Hopefully your kids will have a better experience!