All parents come to that point in their lives when they have to talk about the awkward stuff with their children.Everyone dreads the inevitable moment when children start asking questions about things that are uncomfortable to talk about, and it would be nice if these conversations came later rather than sooner.
But one man was picking his young daughter up from school one say and was surprised to hear her asking pretty suggestive questions. He sat their uncomfortably while his daughter kept quizzing him and he awkwardly tried to respond the best he could. Here’s how his conversation went:
“Today,” she said proudly, “we learned that boys are different from girls! My teacher said that boys have a thing that girls don’t.”
To this, the father replied, “Ah…yes, well that is true.” He didn’t know what else to say so he let the conversation fall into silence.
But then his daughter said, “See, that’s how girls know that boys ARE boys,” she said. “They see this little thing that hangs down and know: that is a boy!”
The dad started getting pretty nervous and uncomfortable at this point.
“Did you know that boys swell up when they see a girl?” she asked, innocently.
“I, ah, um…well…” he stammered, desperately trying to think of literally anything to say that might change the topic.
“Daddy, why do girls like boys to have this thing?”
“Oh…well, umm…you see sweetie…”
But the little girl didn’t even wait for his answer! And thank goodness he didn’t jump the gun here!
“It’s because it waggles when they walk, so the girl knows that this is a boy and that she likes him. Then, the boy sees the girl and he swells up, and then the girl knows that he ALSO likes her,” she explained. “Then they get married, and then they get cooked!”
The Dad was confused by what she meant, so he asked her to clarify. When she showed him the pictures that they drew in class that day, everything made sense all at once and he burst out laughing and the miscommunication between the two.
Scrawled across the paper was a detailed crayon drawing of a large, male turkey! His snood (the red thing that dangles over the male’s beak), the thing that female turkeys find oh-so-irresistible, was magnificently drawn, his tail feathers stood tall and proud.
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