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The Birds and The Bees and The Bacterium

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

This story contains another transcript of a conversation I had with my son. He was about three years old at the time. It is a “Birds-and-the-Bees” story, of sorts. Before this conversation, I had already had to explain to him what menstruation and tampons and GladRags were, so he had some background. I don’t know how my mom avoided my observance of any direct evidence of menstruation, but she is a whole lot more modest than I am. As a result of my lack of modesty, my son has seen plenty of evidence and requested plenty of explanation of the body’s more fundamental functions. (more…)

Who Made Us?

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

The awesomest thing about my child’s Lutheran School so far is that every day they focus on very core questions: How do we treat others? Where did we all come from? Where do we go when we die?

We were riding the bicycle back from school yesterday afternoon and Rhett asked me: “Who made you?” I said “Grandma and Grandpa.” He says, “Well, who made all of us?” OH!  At school all day, they talk about how Jesus/God made everyone and everything. He was asking about that. (more…)

love everyone.

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

Another guest post by Danielle Applestone.

Background: Rhett is my 4.5 year old son. We’ve just moved to a new city, and haven’t quite found the right childcare option. We aren’t religious in any organized sense, and definitely not Lutheran, but the folks at the neighborhood Lutheran school seemed to be competent and caring (and their school was very clean), so he is going there for the summer.

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When I drop Rhett off for school, I feel like 1 part undercover agent, 1 part curious alien, 1 part worried mother. (more…)