Thursday, March 12, 2009

Conversation in car with 9-1/2 year old son

Driving home from school yesterday, J had something to tell me:

"Mommy, at school today, Esther* told me that she had a dream about me last night."

"She did? What was her dream about?"

"Well, she dreamed about me and she dreamed that she was kissing me."

(Gulp)

"Wow! How did that make you feel?"

"Embarrassed."

"Well, I can see how you might feel that way."

"Mom, I'm only 9!"

"I know."

"And then Richard* had a dream, and in his dream, he was lying in bed with a pretty girl, and then she went under the covers and...."

"And what?"

"She kissed his penis."

"She kissed his penis?"

"Yup."

"Boy, that is a strange dream."

"People don't really do that, do they?"

"Um......"

* the names have been changed to protect the innocent

3 comments:

Barb said...

Yikes! I have always been an advocate of talking to kids about sex before they hit 10 and your story is a good example of why. It's great that he came to you with these questions!

Tzipporah said...

Oh my goodness. At 2.5, all we have to worry about is telling the Toddler not to play with himself during dinner. ;)

RivkA with a capital A said...

So, did you tell him?

I wondr if my kids really are still in their own little bubble or if it just makes me feel better to think they are....