Chloe just announced with a big grin that a kid on her bus found a condom in his backpack. Forget for now why a 10-year old boy would have a condom in his backpack. He probably has an older brother or something.
When we asked her if she even knew what a condom was, she replied with another funny grin, “it’s what a dude puts on his thing to do you know what with a girl.” Don’t you love the euphemisms? When I then asked her how she knew what a condom was, she replied, “I hear things. I figure things out. I know things.” Chloe’s omniscient.
We’ve always been open with her about sex, body parts and other stuff. But it’s still amazing to me that she knows what a condom is. “Eventually you learn things,” she sagely says. “Like an elephant. You eventually learn what an elephant is. I didn’t have to ask you. I figured it out by myself. Or like mathematics.” Leave it to her to use the word ‘mathematics’ instead of ‘math.”
Ten years old going on 20. Woe is me.