20 MAR 07
Two events of momentous proportions have coincided, so I figured I’d commemorate them on my blog. I got my first ever live Royal Flush (had two online, but those don’t count right?), and my buddy Andrew BET INTO ME on the river, and I had “The Talk” with my 9 year old. When I look back on this day, I want to remember both events.
My son had been asking questions about reproduction for quite some time. Mom and I have been very good about answering in generalities, but I felt it was time to get specific. I waited until bed time, and it went something like this:
Dr. Chako: Son, it’s time I let you in on a little secret. It’s a secret all grownups know, and it’s your turn.
Son: Cool. What is it?
Dr. Chako: It’s about the birds and the bees (I actually said that – mostly for historical significance). You’ve been asking a lot about where babies come from, and now I’m going to tell you.
Son: I know where they come from – mommy's tummy.
Dr. Chako: That’s true, but do you know how they get in there?
Son: Umm, the egg?
Dr. Chako: Exactly! They start as an egg, but something has to happen first. Mommy mentioned it earlier this evening. Do you remember the word? It starts with an “F.”
Son: Umm, no.
Dr. Chako: The word was Fertilize (what were you thinking?).
Son: Oh yeah.
Dr. Chako: Do you know what that means?
Son: Not really, no.
Part II tomorrow