Me, to the friend: “So, do you think you’re getting a brother or a sister?”
My 8yo: “You should ask your parents for a sister.”
Friend: “It doesn’t work that way.”
My 8yo: ?
Friend: “I know how it works. Don’t ask anything else. You don’t want to get your head in that place.”
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The 5th grader is having THAT health unit in school.
Him: “Mom, we had that class again. The one with the jungle book.”
Me: “What jungle book? You mean the puberty and development class?”
Him: “Me and my friends call it the jungle class.”
Me, afraid to ask but taking the bait: “Ok, why do you call it the jungle class?”
Him: “Because it leads to dark places and never know what horrible thing is around the bend.”