This morning as I was waking up, I suddenly thought that it will soon be time for "The Talk".
I'll need to sit the girls down and broach that most important subject with them, before they leave home. I can probably get them both in at the same time, as Johanna is in a segregated, controlled Bible College situation, and I hope "The Talk" won't be necessary til she's at least done there, although, you know what they say about "assuming".
So, I'll have to start thinking this through. How to approach it, without offending. How to explain it, without amusing. How to share...
Things Boys Think Mean "Let's Have Sex".
"Do you want to come in for awhile?"
"My room-mate is out for the evening."
"It's awfully cold in here."
"I don't have to be home til ____"
"What's your place like?"
"You made this all by yourself?!"
"You look nice tonight."
"You smell good."
"Oh, I'm sorry you flunked the test."
"I like that sweater, is it new?"
"What did you have for supper?"
Pretty much anything.
So, on preparing to leave home and set up your own abode, remember: Never give a boy the benefit of the doubt. Don't talk to strangers. Don't talk to boys. Especially don't talk to strange boys. Let your mother know where you will be at all times, even if you are half a continent or an ocean away. And practice saying, out loud, "Not until we're married."