My husband and I open with our kids. We want them to know they can come to us with anything. The other night my 13 yr old comes into the living room and asked us a question I’ve been dreading.
Son: Mom Dad when can I have sex?
Mom (me): 30 and smiled
no one laughed but me.
Mom: When do you want too?
Son: Not now….maybe when I get 16/17 when I’ve been with the girl for a while and we love each other.
Dad: Thank goodness you didn’t say you already did.
Mom: Please go to come to us with any questions, concerns or just want to talk.
Son: I masturbate though.
Mom walks out of the room…didn’t need to hear all that but OK.
The next day my son gives me a big hug and says he is so happy to have parents like us and not like his friends parents. Not sure how I feel about that but I enjoyed my hug.