Suddenly, I have a middle schooler. Suddenly... I'm having conversations that I really don't want to have. Are you ready for this? If you're not sitting? You should. ;)
The other day Haley and I were hanging out in the living room. Hanna Montana was on, though neither one of us were really watching it. And Haley asked "Mom, do you remember how HM's mom died?" And I said, "I'm not sure, I think she was sick. Cancer maybe?" And she said something to the affect of "Was it that disease if you have sex too early, or if you mix your blood?" I was in awe. And trying desperately to figure out what she was asking me.
Upon questions, I figured out that she was talking about AIDS/HIV. But wait, did she say having sex too EARLY? Wow... is that how the school explained it in the sex ed class? Hmmm... that's what she took away from it. And so... I got to explain to this precious, innocent face....
Can I just say... that I love my daughter? I love her for asking... I love her for having the courage to ask any question. And I love her for listening to the answer, and really wanting the TRUTH. She is pretty amazing, that girl. I just don't know that I'm ready for her to be a woman. ;)