A Conversation With My 11 Yr. Old DaughterYesterday we were out shopping. I was at the lingerie department shopping for comfortable cotton underwear. I always prefer boyshorts and those have a tendency to come in wild colors and prints. I had a handful of them in my hand and couldn't decide which ones to buy. So I turn to my daughter and ask her which ones did she like? She says to me...does it matter? No one is going to see it anyways. I answer back....well maybe I can get lucky. She screams and says that it hurt her ears to hear that!
Then she says...Ma please, put a condom on it! We don't need any babies around. I ask her what does she know about using condoms? She reminds me that against her will she was forced to sit through a puberty lecture at school last year. I'm always brutally honest witih her so I tell her, honey, condoms aren't 100% effective. She says, yeah I know Mom. That's why you're suppose to stop and check it every few minutes to make sure it doesn't break. Then I scream and tell her that it hurts my ears to be hearing her say that!!