The Birds and the Bees

Raising a child is one of the most gratifying jobs and if Bo has anything to add to this, he would take most of the credit, but I would say it is  a 50/50 percent share. I grew up with 7 sisters, and our parents never had the talk with us.  I think it’s even a taboo to talk about it in the Asian culture.  I know time is not on my side, my little girl is growing up and I’m not even sure how to approach the topic.  This part of parenting is no longer a 50/50, the weight is on my shoulders, and perhaps the school will get to it before I do.

When I was growing up, I was a tomboy and my parents never had to worry about me, I had my face buried in a book most of the time.  Lee is very much like me, she is an avid reader and has her nose in a book lately, perhaps she won’t even notice the birds and the bees. I know wishful thinking.


  1. I will say this, raising a child, in my case helping Aon with Jeremy Aaron and Bia has been the most gratifying and most life-defining moment for me. Both boys are the center of my universe.

    • Jeffrey, I feel the same here. I think Bai and Jeremy Aaron are very lucky to have you as a dad. Mother’s day is this weekend, I hope Aon gets what you want. 🙂

  2. Nye – very nice photos, esp the one with the bee and the only red strawberry. 🙂

    • Thanks Victor, the bee was hard to capture, I’m ok with it as long as it doesn’t come charging at me. 🙂

  3. You’re a “ticket”! But I remember when she was born which seems like only yesterday. A belated Happy Mother’s Day. Love, A

    • Audrey, you are right, it seems like yesterday when she was born, and thanks for the Mother’s Day wish, hope yours went well. Bo has been a great dad, I think sometimes he feels that he is the dad and mom. 🙂

  4. Nye,

    When my children went through 5th grade, there were family life lessons from school that parents may opt out. However, as parents, we allowed our children to learn from class and we went through those lessions by reading and explaining to them. There were some interesting questions, but we tried to answer all of their questions.

    One parent thought I was too liberal in allowing my children in those classes, but I rather see that my children learn facts from reliable sources.

    By thinking about the subject and gather information, you will be ready to answer Lee’s questions when she asks.

    • Kim, I didn’t realize that they start them that young, I guess things changed since I was growing up. The girls mature and reach puberty a lot younger these days, some as young as 9 years old. I would allow Lee to take the class, I think it’s better for them to be informed, back then I took the class when I was in HS.

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