- by Carolyn Lackey
This will be a no frills, no edit quicky. But, I just had to tell you what Meems told me today.
She was cuddled in her favorite fetal position napping when I arrived at about 2:00. I lowered the bars on the side of the bed she faced and got down on my knees to steal some hugs and kisses. She slowly parted her eyelids a bit.
Her voice is so soft now that I have to put my ear up next to her lips and listen intently. Envision that. Me on my knees with my ear on Meem's mouth.
Meems: "Have you had the talk yet?"
Me: "What talk is that, Mom?"
Meems: "The one with the boys."
Meems: "About sex."
Me: "You think I need to have a talk with the boys about SEX?!"
Me (hopping on that train for a ride): "What should I tell them?"
Meems (thinks for a bit): "Tell them that now that they're getting older, their bodies are going to be changing."
Me (Choooo! Choooo!): "Anything else?"
Meems (slowly): "Tell them that they're gonna have feelings. And, that's OK. But, they need to be careful."
Our sons are now 30, 28, and 25. It's high time that I had that talk with them. Again.
Thanks, Meems, I'll get right on that.
Boys, you're gonna feel normal stuff now that you're a certain age. Be careful.