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October 10, 2008


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Mom Taxi Julie

OMG I think I would have freaked out!


I don't think I would have gotten past the part where I hyperventilate to death.


This is one of the reasons why I taught my kids to do their own laundry when they were 12...

I don't look too close at their rooms either. You never know what you're going to find that's impossible to ignore and still maintain the self delusion that you are a good parent.

Ms. Changes Pants While Driving

oh my god. that is ridiculous and hilarious and so completely perfect. that's how sex should be talked about. your open communication is wonderful. envious.

thank you for raising responsible and well rounded human beans ;)


I am SOOOOOOO... not ready to even go there - hopefully, with 3 girls, I won't have to go there in THAT way. :-)


Yes, I do appreciate your talking to your children, as we all should be! This is funny, children they keep you on your toes!!!


Ahem...now that I am over my initial freaked-out reaction, I can nearly smile and say, "Well, you DID name him Danger Boy." hahahaha At least he isn't living dangerously...

(Commented as the mother of 4 boys: ages 17, 16, 12, and 9)


"You don't really go anywhere or see anyone or have a girlfriend, so I'm just wondering when and where it is that you think you might need protection."
That was the line that got me! I love it! I remember before I could date/drive us crazy kids would say we were "going together" and my mother always responded with "where exactly are you going?" Drove me crazy then. Makes me laugh now!


OK, I'm deciding between laughter and hyperventilation at the fact that my sons are just years away from teendom.


I love this. The fact that you seemed to remain calm is baffling. ;)
DB is just so casual about it all...are you sure he is yours????
Thanks for sharing!!!

phd in yogurtry

Too funny. And cute. And naive. It's just hilarious. (Not for mom, of course).

But..it's not a bad thing to practice. The carrying of. Just sayin'. He's too young, granted. But I'd rather my daughters hang out with a boy who carries than a boy who doesn't. I mean I'd rather no shenanigans happen, and I'll be working my tail off doing what I can on my end, but until somebody shows me a full proof prevention plan, I'm all for the carrying.


deja vu
two boys
now grown
and married
been there, found them
both were 'carrying for their friends' too


I am going to die when this happens. SIGH


I think I would have died. While my husband and I are contemplating the right time for us to have children, I have all of THESE scenarios going through my head. Sigh.

What children you must have! Congrats that they trust you enough to be so frank with you about things. I would have seriously melted into a puddle of humiliation had this happened to me at his age (which it couldn't have, but that's beside the point).


lol. Yet, my heart goes out to you. My children (oldest being 7 and a girl) are not there yet, but one day I will be exactly in your shoese. And, I'm sure I won't be as calm and cool about it as you are/were.

Green Girl

That is so funny! I'm shaking with laughter. Oh my!


Oh lordy! My mom had a similar experience except she didn't handle it as well.


ROFLMAO! Love this story :-)





Thank goodness I have you to give me a glimpse into my future - and I'll bet he carries that thing around in his wallet until it expires! That is hilarious and have I told you lately how much I love reading your stories? ;)


Oh the limits they will test.

meaning his casual replies to you.

I'm just thanking the stars your story didn't end with Social Butterfly!!


Ummmm. . . I'm still in the laundry room, trying not to throw up and calm down before stalking down a child.

You handled that sooooo well. I like to think that if ever that situation presents itself to me, that I would be like you. But hoo boy do I have a long way to go!


If only Sarah Palin's future son-in-law had friends who made him take those with him in his wallet. Oh yeah. Wait. In Sarah's state, it's all about the Abstinence.


So this is what I have to look forward to, huh? Can't wait. Hope I can remain as calm as you were.

Mrs. G.

Mom finding the condom is so not sexy! Now that's birth control.


Jenn, thanks for the positive juju. It worked - all is well. Sending east coast positive juju back your way. Hope you're hanging in there...

Jessica Bern

Just found your blog and LOVED the story about the condom. I have a five year old girl. Oh God, Oh God, I'm not looking forward to those teenage years. LOL you and the hubby handled the situation with such great aplomb and your son, well, God love him. He sounds so laid back. I'm laughing out loud right now.


This is where denial plays a big part in how I handle things. What condom?


When I first went to university, I worked at the student health center and had access to all the "products" that a young man might ever need...my youngest brother called me one time and asked me to bring some home..."to look cool".
What is it about unopened condoms that seem to make a young man look cool?!?! That doesn't really make sense to me.
I still laugh at this...my mother? not so funny to her!


I am laughing way too hard. And recalling, now with humor when I found the first condom while on a cleaning terror beneath the couch cushions. Ummmmm I have only daughters!

jenni jiggety

I am pretty sure I'm going to develop a permanant "twitch" when my boys are teenagers. I am so not equipped for a condom talk!


Laughing and crying at the same time here....

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