Conversation between a mother and father of two teenage boys.
Mother is standing in kitchen staring at the distance. Father walks in the front door.
“Hi Honey. What are you doing?” – Father
“Wondering what to do.” – Mother
“Wondering about what?” – Father
“Well, I went into one of the boys backpack to get their lunch bag and found this.” – Mother
Mother points to book on kitchen counter. Father looks at book.
“What is that book about?” – Father
“Apparently it’s a sex advice book for girls…I think. There are photos and various things about sex, girls and other stuff.” – Mother
“Oh boy. Sorry you found that. I’m not sure what to say. Geez. How long have you been standing here?” – Father
“A while. I’m in a state of shock.” – Mother
“Have you spoke to anyone yet?” – Father
“No. This is my worst nightmare. I don’t want to talk about a sex book with my boy. I’m sure he doesn’t want to talk with me either. I mean, what am I supposed to say? I always thought I find a porno magazine under the bed, but not a book in the school backpack. This means the book has been at school and all the school buddies are reading it together.” – Mother (groan)
“Honey, I know this is hard for you. But something like this was bound to happen sometime. The boys are teenagers now and sex is on their mind all the time.” – Father
“Did you have a book like this when you were young? Did your mom ever find out about it?”- Mother
“No way. I would have died if my mom found a sex book in my room. She would have died too.” – Father
“I haven’t died, but this sucks. I want my babies back.” – Mother
“Tell you what, I will talk to the boy…okay? I will find out where the book came from and will tell him we don’t want it in our home. We have a six-year-old living in the house and the last thing we need is him finding the book by accident.” – Father.
“You will? Oh, thank you. I’m out of wine and don’t think I could do the conversation sober. Please do the ‘sex’ talk again while you’re at it. You know sex in a loving, committed relationship hopefully married talk. Throw in stuff about safe sex, respect for women and above all keep sex books out of the house. You are the best husband and father.” - Mother
“Yes I am. Before I do the talk can I ask you one question?”- Father
“Sure.” – Mother
“Does the book have any good advice?”- Father