Sunday, June 28, 2009

Just see the tags before you decide to read it

*Beware it's a blog with adult content*

I just got done with a shower after a hard afternoon working in the yard. It's so beautiful now, I'm ready to have 50 people come over for a bbq. No, we're not having a bbq. I'm too dang tired.

In the shower, as is the place this always happens, I thought what I would say to my kid, if I had a kid, about sex.

Now let me preface by stating two things.

No, I am not pregnant. Yes, I wish I were.

That second one might be a shock to some of you but I think for the sake of this blog you should just forget I even said that.

So sex. I was a teenager once and so were you, and frankly so were all parents, right? And when we were teenagers we had friends and sometimes even friends of the opposite sex, so we all know what teenagers are like, right? So why is it so hard for parents to understand that telling your kid to, "just say no" isn't enough? Why is telling a teenager to use a condom so wrong?

Let's lay it all out on the table shall we?

When I was a teenager there was no way I was letting my boyfriend get near my who-ha. No way under the blue sky. If you had told me to make him wear a condom I would have listened, packed it away into the information-I-don't-need-right-now-box and saved it for the day when my girl friend told me she was thinking about having sex with her boyfriend.

But that was me. I didn't watch rated R movies, I didn't use the F word, I didn't kiss a boy who wasn't already my boyfriend. I wasn't better than anyone, that was just who I was and I liked me.

But when I got engaged, oh man. When I knew I was going to spend the rest of my life with the man of my dreams and that he was going to love me forever....well let's just say this 'good girl' had a really difficult f-ing time keeping the gift tied up till the wedding night, a really, really difficult time.

So of course I can imagine what it's like for two young teenagers that swear they're in love and going to stay together forever, or maybe they don't care about keeping their gift packaged up for 'the one'. If they haven't been educated with anything else except for DON'T, well they have sex, without a condom. And sometimes, sometimes they make a baby.

So if I have a daughter she's going to be educated about her cycle and when it's possible for her to get pregnant. And if I have a son, he's going to be educated on a girl's cycle too. But mostly what I'm going to tell him is, even though God gave the woman the gift to carry the child, God gave him the more difficult gift of being able to make a baby any second any day of the week, so wrap it up. Cause if you can make a baby ANYTIME regardless of the day of the month, than honey it's ultimately your responsibility to make sure it doesn't happen.

So now how many of you think I should be a mom, huh?


MaryBeth said...

I do. I read your blog. It often makes me laugh. This one scares me. Alot. If the last almost 6 months have gone so quickly, I'm sure I'll be having this conversation with my son way sooner than I think. So oh yeah the other reason I like to read your blog (besides making me laugh), it makes me think. Thanks

meg said...

So good to hear from you. I hear ya, our niece just turned 15, she was 2 when I first met Andy, and I talked to her briefly today...I think it got me thinking, I can't believe she's as old as I was when I met my would be husband. It freaked me out and made me contemplate what I'll say to all the young people in my life if the subject of sex ever comes up.

sufferingsummer said...

You will make an awesome Mom because you THINK about these things and advocate communication. I will be educating my kids in the same way for sure. Do I hope that my daughters are just like you were and have a sincere interest in saving themselves until they meet that one true fella? of course. But if they aren't I don't plan on a don't ask don't tell policy if you know what I mean. We openly communicate now on a level that is appropriate for a 3 year old I see no reason why that shouldn't continue to be applicable when they are 13...and on and on...
I have a SIL turning 16 this year and it has been a definite wake up call as to what we are facing...
I hope you do become a Mom...there need to be more out there putting time and thought in to what they will say on any and every subject but especially sex.
good post.

Anonymous said...

Meg, you will make an amazing mom. Heck T.J and I have contemplated leaving our daughters to you and Andy if we die.
I can't wait to see you this August!


meg said...

Jen - don't tease me like that, you know how much I adore your girls!