NPR couldn’t top that, so I turn down the radio.
A few thoughts go through my head:
A) It’s time for The Talk about the birds (specifically, pigeons) and the bees, or
B) Girl has just said a mouthful (hello, Relationships In Your Twenties 101), which led me to wonder…
C) If she’s been reading Anna Karenina or maybe watching movies on Lifetime.
I do what any responsible parent would do: I sort my expression into something that resembles disinterest, and ask, “Oh, where did you hear that?
“I read it in a book at school. It said that when they’re crashing into each other, they want to be friends, or they’re in looovvve.”
Now, I’m always happy when public education helps to pick up the slack around here, and I don’t believe in glossing over these things anyway, so I’m honestly relieved to hear that she’s not wasting her library time at school on Barbie and the Magic of Pegasus books.
But crashing into each other? Did the book really say that?
I’ve got to see this, I think.
“Uh, honey, maybe this week you could check out that book and bring it home?”
Stay tuned for library day.