How early is it to start talking to your kids about girl/boy friends?


 

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I had a family meeting with the boys last Sunday and top in matters arising was Valentine’s day. For starters, we are a very open foursome, and I mean we tell each other pretty much everything (I surely spare them some sizzly details of my romantic getaways lol).

So, I have known their crushes since pre-nursery even, and visited some of those tiny misses with them back then. I recall even inviting one darling called Ange and her mother to a party back home like a decade ago.

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When they also start being so mindful of their swags like this, what can you expect when it comes to Valentine’s day?

So, here is how our conversation about the day went on;

Boys: Mama what are you giving your Valentine whom we all know of?

Mama: I don’t know, just telling him am happy to have him in my life…

Gaby: Mama that wouldn’t work for me

Me: Why?

Gaby: Last year I told my Valentine that only and she left me for another boy

Fella 2: Well, I already got something for her and I showed you remember?

Me: Yes I do, it’s even under my bed as we speak

Fella 3: Am not going to school on that day

Me: Why?

Fella 3: I want her to be worried and come to visit me and not be concerned about what I got for her. I don’t yet have anything and can’t get something she may like from the look of things…

And hohoho I went. The guys are definitely aware of much more than we think, they do learn about sex and all in school. So why not spare myself headache and even heartache by squaring out those discussions with them from a young age? Just how young some may wonder? I started from infancy like when they started going to pre-nursery and I noticed any interest in a chap. Some in my circle thought that was ridiculous, but I did how I felt and took it in strides according to the boys disposition to understand and share their feelings. I never had such an opportunity in my childhood and looking back it still hurts sometimes…

And so all you gentle readers and followers,  How early is it to start talking to your kids about girl/boy friends?

Happy Valentine’s day and hope we all have a blast in whichever way we plan… I hope to watch some movies and go for ice cream later in the evening lol…

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5 thoughts on “How early is it to start talking to your kids about girl/boy friends?”

  1. I found an alternative method to avoid this potentially stressful situation…I never had children! 😀

    I always intended to have a family. When it came time, I realized I would not be able to raise children and offer the quality of care in my practice. I was not willing to sacrifice my children’s needs for my career, and therefore, never had children. My compromise was a “family” practice. I don’t regret the decision, but I do think I would have been a good father.

    1. Doc, so soulful. And to think we talk of heroes only when we see them all over the ‘fake news’? I am ever so grateful to benefit from this far and yet near, in your gracious “family” practice. Thank you

      1. It is my privilege to be able to use my education and experience for the benefit of other people. It places a huge SMILE on my face when lives are transformed simply following REALISTIC lifestyle changes.

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