Tuesday, January 5, 2010

What Does Virgin Mean?

Because I am easily amused I simply had to share this with you.  Being honest with kids is great however it is really important to find out what they are actually asking otherwise incidents like this happen.  I am sure that this has happened to more than a few parents.

Updated to include a transcript:

Little girl looks up and asks, “mommy, what’s virgin mean?

The mother turns and responds, “sorry darling.”

Little girl: What does virgin mean

Mother: ( sighs) Girls and boys, I mean grown ups bodies are different but they are made to fit together in a very clever way.  Like a jigsaw

Little Girl: Like the jigsaws grandpa does

Mother: Yes. I mean no no, you see, Daddy has a special thing and when mommy and daddy love each other a lot then daddy takes his special thing and puts it in mommy’s special place.

Little Girl: Winchester

Mother: No darling. A special place on mommy’s body and uh that makes mommy feel very happy. (note the mother is now stirring a bowl of something white and creamy) It makes daddy feel happy as well. And eventually after awhile, sometimes quite quickly Daddy gets so happy there’s a sort of woosh and all of daddy’s little seeds race out and rush to get to mommy’s egg. And that is called making love.  Anyway until you do it for the first time, you’re well a virgin.  I think that just about covers it.

Little girl: So what’s extra virgin mean?

Scene flashes to a bottle of extra virgin olive oil.