Today we left Myrtle Beach at 5:30 am so we could make it back in time for the kids to go to school. Oh how I wish we would have stayed another day.
I was getting ready to walk out the door to go workout when Emily called from school. Apparently I forgot about her field trip today and she needed me to bring her a packed lunch. What a bad mom some may say. Not exactly. Today's field trip was to the health center, where the 5th graders would get "the talk." You know, the birds and the bees. Movies and pictures. Puberty, breast growth, period cycles, eggs, ovaries, sperm... the works. Just typing that out makes me need a stiff drink.
Yes, Emily knows some stuff. Last year while Jamie and I were trying to paint the kids bedrooms so I could get the house listed Emily asked me what a lesbian was (I guess she heard it at school). Needless to say that turned into an hour long conversation about who knows what. I was so shocked that I honestly babbled for an hour and I don't think anyone got anything out of that conversation except for the makers of Tylenol and Jamie.
So now my daughter has officially been given "the talk." And it makes me want to cry thinking of how old she is and how quickly she is turning into a young lady. ((sigh)) My little girl is growing up.