Sunday, September 30, 2012

I'm not ready for this!

Lauren and I just started reading a new book.  I'm not sure I'm ready to read it though.
(I had this book for awhile now but didn't think I'd actually pull it out until after her 9th birthday.)  The Care and Keeping of You is a book that talks about all things PUBERTY minus any S-E-X talk.  It seems perfect (I guess) for our conversations about what is to come.

Earlier this evening she was reading Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth (book #5) when I heard her put her book down and ask her dad, "What is a pimple?"  After I heard him stumble through a response I then heard myself offer to read her a book that talks about pimples and all that good stuff about growing up.  (The book I wasn't going to read to her until she turned 9.)

So we went upstairs to my bedroom and read the first few pages before it was time for bed.  She was enthralled.  She can't wait to read more and even asked to read some before school in the morning.  I'm not sure I'm ready for this.

Hopefully she'll feel she can talk to me about any questions she has and we can figure out the answers together.

I'm not ready for this but Here We Go!


nicole. said...

Amira and I read this book. Awesome.

Anonymous said...

I can't believe Lauren is ready for "the talk"! It makes me feel really feel old & like we should come visit soon because they change so fast! Grandma jan