Out of the blue last night, Noah asked me this question.
"Mom, what's a virgin?"
Sigh. Heavy, heavy sigh.
I almost opted to not answer and have his Dad explain it to him. Not because I was embarrassed but because I know the chil'rens. They can take a topic and run with it.
So I took a few moments to formulate my answer.
Ahem. A virgin is someone who has never had sex before.
His eyes widened. "Ok, now I get that part in Transformers."
Then I went on to explain how God wants a person to stay pure before they are married. Its just better that way, I reasoned.
He nodded with me. "Yeh, I don't want to sin against my own body."
I nodded emphatically.
Then I added, "You will be free of disease."
He threw his head back, "Yesssss. No herpes!"
Um, okaaaaay. I had to bite my lip to keep from laughing out loud because he was so relieved.
I continued, "You will preserve your mind and body for the person God wants you to marry. A special woman just for you."
"That's a good thing. I don't want to get my girlfriends' pregnant. Like Dad."
Then I had to think on my feet.
"Yes. We all make mistakes. You see what a hard time Daddy has dealing with Mikey's mom. Its not fair to have a child that can't have both parents in his life. So...its just best to wait until you are in love and get married and then have a baby. So being a virgin is a good thing, Noah." I added, with emphasis.
I was seriously starting to break a sweat.
"Yeh. Plus I don't want to have sex and then have to raise a bastard."
I almost choked on my own saliva.
"Don't ever say that word again! Don't ever CALL someone that word either!! That is a bad word! Very inappropriate!"
Then he looked rather sheepish.
"Awright, mom. I'm sorry! I'm sorry! I'll never call anyone that again!"
I started thinking about how he even knew what that word meant. The chil'rens have an ongoing list of words that are forbidden for them to say (d*ck and sonofab!tch being the most recent). Once they asked me if it was ok to say the word bastard and I told them NO and explained exactly what it meant.
So he must have put two and two together.
These chil'rens are going to be the death of me!