There’s this crazy feeling I get when I compare the kids of today with kids in my own time…there is a humongous difference in the way kids now think, act or speak. So much confidence or should I say ‘dare-devil’ behaviour.
So this morning (just like every other morning), they filtered into our bedroom, one after the other, starting with the youngest…it always has to start with her! *eyes rolling*
Please, allow me to digress a bit because I really need to get this off my shoulder…WHY CAN’T MY KIDS GIVE ME MY SPACE WHEN I NEED IT, ESPECIALLY IN THE MORNINGS, WHEN I’M SUPPOSED TO BE GETTING READY FOR WORK?! That’s the time they choose to watch my TV or tell me some seriously dry gist that happened the previous day! Don’t worry I’ve sort given up, because when you send one away, another strolls in. And when you’ve succeeded in sending everyone out and then give a general command that they do not come in again, they suddenly filter in at once! *SMH
Anyway, since I’m used to having them around like that…IN MY SPACE…my daughter set the conversation rolling by asking “Who a bisexual is”? She got the answer she wanted (No point hiding any information from her. We just tried to make the answer age-appropriate). Before I could say Jack Robinson, my kids brought up issues about gays and trans genders…we as parents basically had no control over this topic. They even talked about Caitlyn Jenner and other related issues.
But you know what freaked me out about all these, they are so aware!! The ease at which these issues were discussed kinda weirded me out! In my time, who born dog to even mention the word ‘Girl’ when you are a guy was forbidden and vice versa if you were a girl. And I think it’s because these sexual issues are not openly discussed, that’s why we have a lot of parents finding it difficult to provide sexuality education to their kids. For crying out loud, ‘SEX’ was a forbidden word in my time.
You won’t believe it if I tell you that up till now, I’m still a virgin O! I don’t know how God did it and I ended up with 3 kids!!
Bottom line of all this gist, Parents please be open with your kids. Do not conceal information or else they will seek the answers somewhere else!…I’m sure you wouldn’t want that…*hehehe* Do not shut them up or else be ready to bear the consequences later on.