Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Bad Egg

Since I seem to have hit a nerve with my last post on what to expect when you tell the principal you want to home school, I thought I'd share a little home school story.

When # 1 was in sixth grade he was home schooled and it occurred to me that he was missing out on the joys of the sixth grade Maturation class. One day I sent his brothers out to play, drew a few pictures of the reproductive systems of males and females then explained the girl stuff, I figured I'd leave the boy stuff to Adorable Hubby.

After what I thought was a lovely little explanation of the journey of an egg through the female reproductive system ending in pregnancy or menstrual cycle; I sat back with a satisfied smile and asked #1 if he had any questions.

"So is it a bad egg if it doesn't fertilize?" He asked confused concern in his voice.

"Oh no sweetie!" I exclaimed horrified that I'd given him that impression.

I went back over it all explaining that all eggs couldn't be fertilized and that a menstrual cycle was a beautiful, natural part of womanhood, what? it's natural. I assured him that an egg wasn't bad just because it didn't become a baby. I suggested that it was however an emotional time for a women because of the hormones that accompanied the process and that he could help out by keeping an eye on his brothers while I took a nap.

I settled back in my recliner with the warm glow of being a Mom and teacher pleased that my thoughtful instructions had successfully prepared my little boy to become a young man.

The screen door slammed shut and #1 yelled, "Brothers, Mom's trying to pass a bad egg! We've got to play out here and leave her alone!"

Maybe the Principals is right...


Valerie aka Mamalovelock said...

OH, that is SO funny!!! I love the way they sum up what we explain!!

No, the principal is still wrong. :)

Anonymous said...

Hahahahaha! I love the way kids see/ say things. Do you remember in My Girl when she got it for the first time and got crabby with her friend? She said, "don't come back for 5-7 days!" and slammed the door. Don't think I've never pulled that line either. LOL, good times.

Blessings, Whitney

Octamom said...



Mr. and Mrs. Nurse Boy said...

So funny! After all of the questions we have had lately, I can really relate! Thanks for sharing.

Mrs. Nurse Boy

mandi said...

Haha! So funny! I think that should be a new euphemism for that terrible time of the month.

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