Tuesday, May 20, 2008

The Talk

Today I taught a group of 12 teenagers with special needs about how the endocrine system tells the reproductive system to wake up around the age of 12. And that's how you start to mature.

I got through a chapter using the words penis, vagina, testicles, and puberty without giggling once. I even gave the 'mom' look to a few who couldn't help it.

I take this as a sign that perhaps I am finally a grown up.
Maybe.

And how was your day?

11 comments:

Alpha DogMa said...

Now if you can only explain it all to your husband...

(I joke. I joke)

jen said...

AD made me laugh.

Beck said...

You ever see that episode of King Of The Hill where Peggy has to teach sex ed? "Peeee-niss. VAGINA!"

Midwest Beach Girl said...

Good for you! I went to see the movie forgetting s@r@ah M@rshall and giggled along with the rest of the theater every time they flashed the full frontal of the main guy. Seriously, they ARE funny. Glad we have people that are mature like you to help us teach our kids!

Have a great day!

Jenifer said...

I have an idea. You can come over and explain it all to my girls...I still have trouble answering questions and I know it is only the beginning. There is something just so hard for me to talk to my BABIES about this stuff.

Mama said...

What has happened to our education system. In the "good ole days we learned about sex from our girl friends on the playground". I'll never forget the day I learned that one of my classmates sisters got pregnant off a toilet seat. Now that's sex ed! [I was mature back then but still had to laugh after they said that. I thought they were kidding. Sadly, they weren't.]

Twinny said...

Kuddos on surviving the big bad talk. But don't forget to let that little giggling girl inside you out to play sometimes. Its not that fact that you don't giggle at 'suggestive words' that makes you mature, but that you know when not to giggle at them.

Mimi said...

Well done! The only moment I have that's kinda similar is teaching different media theories of interpretation by analysing song lyrics: one of my classes did "My Humps" and let me tell you, that's an interesting set of lyrics to put up on the overhead ...

Maybe I giggled a little bit.

nikkis30by30 said...

How pathetic am I that just by reading the words I giggled? LOL!!! Ok, I was really giggling because I can just see their faces and hear their little snickers as you are reading it. Adriann is guardian to a gal with special needs, I can't remember how old she is.... I think maybe 25ish. Anyway, she talks about this subject ALL the time. She will ask anyone, anywhere, any time if she thinks of something she doesn't know the answer to. She just makes me giggle. So innocent.

I do NOT look forward to these talks with my kids. The questions have already popped up here and there. I was even asked by my 8 year old.... What's a period? UGGHHHHH!!!!!!

Aliki2006 said...

I always feel terribly grown-up when I talk about anything remotely about THAT with my kids.

Mad said...

I'm giggling just thinking of you up there all smily-faced and knowing. Clearly, I am not yet grown up despite my venerable age.