What one word inspires instant embarrassment in Miss Drama?
I had her captive in the car with no one else, so I took the opportunity to ask if she had questions. She’ll be heading off to middle school this fall and this is about the time I had the talk with her brother and sister.
She got very squirmy in the back seat. “I know everything!”
Uh-huh. When I quizzed her a bit, she did indeed know the basics, but was highly relieved to discover that babies cannot spontaneously sprout from her eggs.
When I asked her if she understood what sex was, she stuck her fingers in her ears and gave me a very eloquent reply, “Lalala.” Her brother and sister squirmed too, but wanted to fact check what they knew. Miss Drama hasn’t gotten there yet.
I dropped the subject, letting her know I didn’t want to make her uncomfortable, but if she had questions, she could ask them whenever.
Fastforward a couple of days. I woke to cthulu calling from the deep through our pipes. Sewage water backed up in both bathrooms. Gross. The plumber is on his way.
I gave Miss Drama instructions not to flush or stick toilet paper in the toilet right now. Not long after she informed me she opted to pee in the litter box instead.
Better than the yard?
Oh the blackmail fodder she hands me!
Somehow, I don’t think dating and sex are going to be important topics for her for a long while yet.