Sunday, July 11, 2010

How Embarrassment...

For those of you either too young to remember or not of Australian shores, the title refers to the catch phrase of a 1980's icon: Kylie Mole. It was then passed onto another Aussie idol: Effie from Acropolis Now. Google if you don't know...

Boy 1 is not happy. He is reaching THAT age where the hormones are taking over and thoughts are confused. His psych recommended we provide him some factual sex education material, before things went right off the rails.

We had (under his guidance) purchased two books for this very purpose: Secret Boys' Business (Fay Angelo, Heather Pritchard and Rose Stewart) and Making Sense of Sex (Sarah Attwood). When presented with both of these a year or so ago, Boy 1 looked at the covers (being a visual boy), blushed and walked away saying: "Oh no, those are too rude for me!"

Now it was time to try again. He read the first, under protest, and then only because I pulled the old Dr U said you have to card. We then asked him if he had any questions? Blushing, determined not to meet our gazes, he looked down at his shoes, and shook his head vigorously to the negative.

Last Thursday came and so did his appointment with his psych.

When asked by Dr U about his thoughts on the book and its contents... Well, I don't think this will last, but I have to admit to chuckling under my breath when I heard him say in consternation:

"Well, the whole thing is pretty disturbing really."

I'll definitely be storing that phrase in the mind vault for pulling out to use in later years, lol.

is a manic blogger at four blogs. The main two are her general ramblings and her derby blog. Oh, and she is mother to Aspie Boy 1(12&1/2) and Smart-arse Boy 2 (11 in a month).


  1. My ALMOST-13-year-old son said 3 weeks ago, "If you take Barbie's™ clothes off, you can see her boobs." Oh, help.

    At camp last week, they played Hangman (the word game). He knew he shouldn't make them guess "vagina," but he thought it was just fine to ask a girl camper if she knew what it meant.

    My latest mantra: "This, too, shall pass."

  2. My boys think that rudeness is the height of hilarity and I have enough trouble just trying to stop the inappropriate jokes and innuendo in my house while still trying to respect their artistic freedom.

    So far they still think that their equipment is for the removal of bodily waste. I dread the day when I have to increase their knowledge because I expect that the bad behaviour just increase tenfold.

  3. This made me literally laugh out loud! I can imagine the face that went with it as we have had a very similar issue here over the last year or so.

    Luckily, my eldest (almost 15yo) with autism still thinks girls are just "plain annoying" and that "that sex thing is for adults and I'm only a teen". Not quite sure where he got that from but I'm not going to argue with it!

    Good luck with any other 'talks' you have to have ...

  4. I kinda wondered who'd do the next post here (it's been a bit). Madmother, as usual, you nailed it.

    My 11 year old PDD kiddo recently admitted that he was googling the word "ass" to see what would happen.

    He exclaimed it was, "GREAT!"

    So, a series of talks ensued about this after I had to literally scrape my body off the floor.

  5. I remember when, many years ago, I caught Speedy trying to google an 'interesting' word.
    Gotta love dyslexia - google did not recognise his unique spelling of the word.

  6. Hey thanks for this post. I've been wanting some books to help me talk to my oldest (who is on the spectrum) about it. I'm mostly worried that once we start talking to him about it he'll never stop discussing it with any one and every one.


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