My kids are so weird and so cool at the same time. Mostly weird though

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by HeatherLynn, May 18, 2010.

  1. HeatherLynn

    HeatherLynn Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 11, 2009
    Kentucky, Cecilia
    I am dying laughing. Ok first I homeschool my kids and I am willing to explain anything I am able to them. They are too curious for words. So we are raising animals and they have figuered out why the rooster keeps getting on the hens and all that. We have had "the talk". Its more of a 20 questions session but they know whats going on. My daughter will be very matter of fact tell her Aunt that the rooster is just sexing the hens they are not fighting.

    So for scouts ,y son has to draw a poster of an animal he has raised and discuss this animal with his troop. So he is up late finishing up his poster when he brings it to me. Complete with labeled hand drawn pictures of chickens mating and a hen laying on eggs afterwards. I about spit out my coke. I told him very nice and sent him to bed. Now I just have to figure out how to make sure he does not show that to the other scouts. Too funny, too weird but its cool that he is learning so much about this.
  2. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

    Jan 11, 2010
    OMG... [​IMG] It would be very difficult to explain to him why he shouldnt show it t other scouts... Maybe it could be accidently left on the kitchen table instead of being taken to the meeting..
  3. Mattemma

    Mattemma Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 12, 2009
    Awww how cute.I think I have talked to the kids about roosters,hens,and eggs.Dd's montessori class is hatching eggs,and any day they are due to break out.The teacher is giving me the live ones.

    You should post the picture your ds drew.Sounds like he worked hard on it.Is it really an inappropriate subject for scouts?
  4. HeatherLynn

    HeatherLynn Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 11, 2009
    Kentucky, Cecilia
    He is only 9 so yea its still a taboo topic. He is the only one in his class that has had the official "talk". The other parents are positive their kids no nothing about it and are not curious at all. They would not appreciate us starting a conversation that will end with questions for them later.
  5. I have WHAT in my yard?

    I have WHAT in my yard? Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 24, 2008
    Eggberg, PA
    Tell your son exactly what you just said. If he is as bright and open with you as it sounds it could open up a whole new conversation about how other people see things differently than you do and while you don't need to change your beliefs or attitudes sometimes it is more polite to respect theirs than it is to make a point about your own.

    Kids often understand this better than we give them credit for. Just because you are open does not mean others will be and he can probably understand that.

    Congrats on doing such a great job teaching your children! This is a completely natural part of life - it is cloaking it in mystery and sin that makes it the problem it is.
  6. chickensducks&agoose

    chickensducks&agoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    my 7 1/2 year old doesn't know about the birds or bees.. though he's seen the rooster 'attack' the hens often enough, and he knows that animals 'mate' from nature shows, he doesn't know exactly how that works.. and he hasn't asked. If he learned about it at boyscouts, I'd be a tad bit upset, though since it's a poster, about chickens, very factual, no giggling, no weird misinformation, I probably wouldn't complain except to my own friends/fam. Why don't you ask the troop leader?
  7. HeatherLynn

    HeatherLynn Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 11, 2009
    Kentucky, Cecilia
    I already got permission for him to do his presentation to family, rather than his den. His scout leader is pretty cool about this kinda of stuff with her own kids but I know others are just hoping they can skip the talk all together. Don't wanna put them in a position they are not ready for. Yea I can put myself in their shoes. I don't want anyone else teaching my children these things either which is why I am very proactive on this topic. When they go back to public my hope is they have real facts and a nice foundation that even the school can't screw up. lol
    I just found it incredibly funny when he showed me the poster. My husband is scanning it in at work so I'll try to post a pic.
  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Wow, with all the bad things that can happen in the world, why would any parent be reluctant to have the "talk" with their children? We talked about everything at the dinner table. Nothing was taboo. Maybe we got lucky, but our kids turned out great and are raising 5 grand kids who are logical open people also. Sounds like you are doing a great job with your kids, but you are right it is not your responsibility to introduce other children to the realities of the world. My grand children think that I am the weird one. My wife asked why do you think Pa is weird is he scarey? My grandson said "No way he is neat. None of my friends have a grandfather like him." Brought tears to my eyes and a swelling in my heart when she recounted his reply to me. sorry for the hijack. Geo.
  9. PineappleMama

    PineappleMama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well, since at scouts my 10 year old got to watch a video on how to field dress a deer (darned if I didn't remember I needed to run to the book store about the time they were slitting up the groin) then I don't see how chicken mating would be a problem.

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