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Turning an Awkward Moment Into a Teachable One

There we are. Sorting the laundry. My 6 year old son and me. In front of the washing machine, I’m bending down, one arm full of lights, another full of darks, as my son looks cheerfully up at me and says, “Mom?” “Did you take that pill to have me?” That pill? What pill is my 6 year old asking about? What has he heard? I took that deep breath. You know, that d-e-e-p breath that we all have learned to (subconsciously) take. And I said (to myself), this is BIG. Big I tell you. Take another deep breath. I took another deep breath, and journeyed . . . breeaathe . . . from an awk-ward moment into a teachable one. Am I really going to have this (sex?!) talk before the Santa talk with my six year old son? Then I ran right into that teachable moment. That’s what we gotta do, we parents. We gotta run right in to their open, little, inquisitive minds and in to their thirsty little souls. Right when …