Awkward Parenting Moments # 69

Whilst I’m not deluded enough to honestly believe “my kids will tell me everything” I do like to think that I – and Grumpy Pants – have created a safe place for our kids to be able to discuss anything they need to with us.

After a slightly rocky start to the year, where by week three, Monkey Boy was not answering my “how was school today?” questions, he did alleviate my angst by saying “It’s ok, mum, I don’t have to tell you everything. Why do you have to keep asking? Just don’t, ok, it’s ok.”

Which, I suppose, is somewhat better than *grunt* and slamming his bedroom door.

Still, he has his moments where he does ask me things, and being at high school has given him even more of an insight into all manner of things … mostly along the sex and sexual lines, because they are all of ‘that’ age.

Some nights, at bedtime, he likes me to just go and lie next to him (he’s been reading to himself since about halfway through prep) and just chat. Sometimes it’s gibberish and rambling about some silliness that I can’t get my head around.

Other times, it is questioning something he heard at school, some discussion he was included in but has left him somewhat bewildered.

That happened a couple of nights ago, the retelling of some

4 Replies to “Awkward Parenting Moments # 69”

  1. I’m now singing in my head “from little things, big things grow”…

    and a little bit of Monty Python.. but you get that sometimes!

  2. To prove to friends that she could ask me (mum) anything I had message from then 13yr old daughter ‘do you like but sex?’
    It was very hard to be diplomatic and answer but not answer that one! High school was hard the first time but with kids, omg!

  3. Oh thanks heavens I’ve got another decade before these conversations!!! We’re in the ‘why?’ phase which is challenging… But gosh God knew what he was doing when He made it come first!!!

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