The other day David was driving Cady and her friend (both 11) to Girl Scouts when James spoke up from the backseat.
The girls giggled.
David paused. “Where did you hear that Bud?”
“I don’t know. On a video I was watching. They said something about puberty.”
I have no idea what he was watching at the time. We do monitor his YouTube channels and they all seem fairly appropriate. Of course, puberty is not a bad word. It was just a new word for him.
David waited until the girls were out of the car to answer. He explained it in way that a seven-year-old understands. “It’s when hair starts growing on different parts of your body.” This answer seemed to satisfy James. For now.
This is the thing about parenting. You never know what is going to happen. One minute you are driving down the road, jamming out to some cool-to-you tunes and the next you are having a discussion about puberty or death or what “gay” means.
Every day is an adventure filled with twists and turns and mountains and valleys that you never see coming. And let me tell you, there is NO road map. You have to learn to adapt and take things as they come.
That’s what makes it fun.
This month Netflix is featuring The Croods, a family that knows all about adventure.
What are you watching this month?