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.


Bethany @ Organic Enchilada said...

Is it wrong that I think that is so hilarious? Ah, the joys of youth!

Rachel said...

I hear you loud and clear. My darlings are 5 and 7 now, I cringe when I think of the day they come home crying, embarrassed about being a girl because they have to read stuff that like in class. Good thing they have their momma!