Caught in the act

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As a teen fooling around, one of my biggest fears was getting caught in the act. All grown up and married I never expected it to become a problem again. That was until last Saturday...

Our bedroom door can’t lock or for that matter stay closed. So up to now hubby and I have used the dressing table chair to keep the door in a closed position when ‘alone time’ was needed. Saturday morning seemed such a great opportunity. Baby fast asleep, brother had his porridge and was playing in his room.

The fun started when my son, now 4, came to our door asking for chips. Hubby told him to wait: ‘We’re coming’ (no pun intended). The next moment I opened my eyes to see him standing next to our bed with a funny smile on his face. Busted!

For someone who generally has a lot to say, on just about everything, I was speechless!  At least he didn’t ask us what we were doing. I doubt if I would have been capable of saying anything! That said, we haven’t explained anything to him yet.  Of course this opens a whole new can of worms for mommy and daddy. I mean, what do you tell a 4-year-old about sex?

I knew that one day we would have to explain the birds and the bees, but at 4 years? In my mind I’ve been gearing to do ‘The Speech’ when he was preparing to go to high school. Or apply the ostrich effect and maybe never do it? He’ll learn somewhere, I mean I did.

Just the idea of actually talking to my son about it has me in a flutter. My husband and I don’t even speak about it! We’re both from good pure Afrikaans stock. Speaking about ‘The Deed’ just isn’t done.

My instincts tell me to ignore the whole thing (ostrich again), that the problem will silently go away. And if that doesn’t work, get daddy to talk to him. There must be some benefit to being married?

Ever been busted doing the Deed?
 
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