My Oldest is having her eleventh-birthday-sleepover-party tonight with three of her closest friends. She’s the first to turn eleven of the four fifth-graders here in my home tonight.
You know, I’m a really cool mom. I am having a great time! Several times the girls said before speaking, “You won’t tell my mom, will you?” Nope. I won’t tell their mom. No reason to. (Unless it’s something dangerous, of course.)
So far, we’ve talked about things that pubescent fifth-grade girls are interested in … would ya like to know what they are? Hold your breath … no, breathe … here we go!
Breasts … will I have them … when will I have them … who has them … who is wearing a sports-bra and who is wearing a cup-bra … stuffing your bra … padded bra’s.
Boys … who likes who … who’s dating who … what the boys say … who is gross and who is not.
Puberty … all the places hair will grow and how that’s different on boys and girls.
Periods … bleeding … every. single. month … and who has already started their first period.
How does a boy know he likes a girl? Well … according to one of my young guests, a boy told her that a boy knows he likes a girl “when his thing turns up.”
Sex … but not a whole lot – interesting whose parents have ‘talked’ to their kids and whose haven’t. Here’s my advice here … parents should be the first ones to tell their kids about sex. I was. I’m glad I didn’t wait till they had already heard what other little girls and boys were saying.
Twins … why are some twins identical and some fraternal and how are they made … which led to a discussion about sperm and eggs.
We’re also having just plain ole’ girl-fun! They decided to eat the ice-cream-cake withOUT utinsils and giggled and giggled about having ice cream smeared all over their faces.
One of the gifts includes purple and blue and pink hair colors … and they all now have striped hair … and lip gloss … and whatever else I haven’t noticed yet.
They made their own home-made pizza dough and pizzas … LOTS of fun!
I told them I wanted a “Top Five List of Things Mom’s of Fifth-Grade Girls Should Know” and a list of “Top Five List of Things Dad’s of Fifth-Grade Girls Should Know” … they wanted to know if I was going to tell their mom’s … I told them no. I won’t. I really just want to know for MYSELF!!! But, I might share them with ya’ll … if you’re really, really nice to me. We’ll see if they actually make it for me … make-up and hair seems to be trumping all else.
I asked them who has been in their parent’s bedroom when they aren’t there … some said their parents let them in their rooms all the time … some eat and watch TV in their parent’s bed. I was thinking along the lines of snooping in their parent’s bedrooms, but I don’t think that thought even entered their little minds … it will soon enough. One girl said her mom doesn’t like her using her bathroom. (As the ex-wife of a sex addict, this one always raises red flags for me … is mom keeping the kids from finding dad’s porn?)
Now they’re playing with their Webkinz … ahhh … there is still some innocence left!