So, Ajers and I had a date last night. Any time I can get him alone I like to offer a chance for us to talk, and I always ask, "Is there anything you need to know, anything at all you want to ask me?"
"OK," I said, and kept driving. We were going shoe shopping.
About five minutes later he decided he DID have a question.
"I do have a question!"
"Was Dad the only person you ever did it with."
I don't even think I thought about lying. I came right out and told the truth and said, "Nope."
He said, "So you did it with someone else?"
"When was it?"
"It wasn't until I was in college." I said. WHICH WAS TRUE BY THE WAY! Technically, it was after high school, the summer BEFORE COLLEGE, like actually TWO WEEKS BEFORE I WENT AWAY TO COLLEGE, so to me, that was COLLEGE, right!? RIGHT!
THANK GOD he didn't want to know more, like who was it, were there more than one, etc. He did however ask this:
"Was he better than Dad!?!?
Here's how I answered THAT ONE:
"NO HONEY! OF COURSE NOT! Daddy is your daddy! I married Daddy! He's the father to my children and I love him very much!"
Then he asked if Daddy ever did it with anyone else and then he answered his own question by saying, "Probably with Barbie!" (which is what everyone in our whole family calls Daddy's little blonde ex-girlfriend.)
I said, "Yeah, probably with Barbie and there's NO WAY SHE WAS BETTER THAN ME SON!"
Hahah. I didn't say that last part to Ajers, but you can damn well better believe I was thinking it!
See, it's important to be open with your children. It really is.
And, when we got home, I high-tailed it to where Mr. Manic was to fill him in on the conversation so if Ajers got to him, we would be on the same page with our info! And cool thing was, he said he would have answered Ajers exactly the same way I answered his questions.
Cool parenting 101!
[P.S. I've been on a blogging rampage lately, so if you missed the post from yesterday, please stop by and read it below - it's more tame - about the tooth fairy!]