Birds & Bees
I was twelve and adolescence was kicking in.
I found a book titled “Dr. Blank Talks to Teenagers About Sex” while visiting my cousin Michael.
I devoured the book – my curiosity was high and I wanted the straight scoop on this forbidden subject.
A year passed and I turned 13.
The Aunt that raised me gave me a present, with all due decorum, pomp & circumstance.
You guessed it, the same book.
She was really mad that I had already read the book.
“They said that I should give you this book when you were 13!”
“Well, I needed that book last year!”
My Aunt Betty was sincerely attempting to do the right thing – by the book.
While books can give us guidance, tips, strategies, tactics – each child is different.
Raising a child is part science, part art and part winging it.
Especially when it comes to the birds & bees.