Tuesday, May 25, 2010
What Was He Thinking?????
I picked up my carpool from the middle school today at 3:00 p.m., just like I do every Monday through Friday. Every day when Eden and Anna get into the car, I say "How was your day?" The responses vary. They usually mumble, "fine." But today was different. Today I said "How was your day?"
Anna said "Horrible, so horrible!!
What happened?" I asked.
"I had to read today in science." was her response.
I started to say "What's so bad about reading?" but then I remembered that this week is the dreaded "sex talk" for the 7th graders. Everyone fakes sick so they can get out of it.
Instead I said "Did you have to read embarrassing stuff?"
Anna said "Yes, it was horrible, so horrible. I just mumbled and skipped all the words."
I said "Was today the sex talk???"
Anna said "Yeeeeeeessssssssss. I had to read "ovaries" and "menstruate" in front of the whole class!!!!!!!!"
"Oooohhhhh that is horrible. Really horrible." I replied. "I would not want to read anything like either, not when I was 13, and not now! I think I would turn bright red."
"I did" said Anna.
I said "You are brave Anna. So brave."
Anna got out of the car and went into the house. I think she was going to lay down and put a wash cloth over her head.
Who in the world would ask a 13 year-old girl to read "ovaries" in front of the class??
A man without teenage daughters ..... who's never had to buy Tampons, that's who.