Know Your Audience

“I’d like to discuss something with you,” my husband told our 
nine-year-old son. He was about 
to launch into The Talk.

“What is it?” asked Michael.

“We’re going to talk about girls.”

“What about girls?”

“Well, we’re going to talk about how girls get pregnant.”

“But, Dad,” said Michael, “I’m a boy!”

—Carol Wilson, Dublin, California