Did you discuss puberty in class today?
HOW DID YOU KNOW?
Your teacher sent an email to let the parents know. How did it go?
Embarrassing. I thought you’d be mad.
Why would I be mad?
Because it’s like sex stuff and you don’t like potty talk at the table.
First of all, your father is the one who doesn’t like potty talk at the table. But sex stuff isn’t bad language. It’s normal and healthy.
How is it healthy?
It’s normal and healthy. Everyone goes through puberty. It’s natural.
We talked about that e-word.
No. You know, when the penis goes up.
Yes! G was obsessed with the word and he’s going to ask his dad if it ever happened to him.
I’m glad that he’s going to ask his dad if he has questions. You know if you have a question, you could always ask me or dad.
Does dad know about puberty?
Did he have to go through it?
Everyone goes through it. It’s going to be ok. Your voice will change.
My voice changed already and it was deep for a week or so and then it got back to normal.
I don’t remember that.
No- oh, when you had a cold?
What else did you learn about puberty?
We were reading about pubic hair and someone pronounced it Public hair.
That happens a lot. Do you want to tal-
It’s normal to-
I don’t want to talk about it.
Well, you’re know we’re going to have puberty discussion hour every week at home.
Don’t do that!
I’m sorry. But I’m glad that you’re learning about puberty.
I love you.
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