Dinner with my kids can be hilarious sometimes when I am not on their backs to stop talking with food in their mouths or to use their napkin. For some reason last night they were arguing (the boys were) about whether "girls rule" or "boys rule". I know, stupid, but this is what kids talk about. My oldest (he is nine) argued that they "both rule" because they have different functions. He continued to say, "Well, don't get me wrong or anything, I kind of like girls, but I don't care about getting married or sex or any of that crazy stuff."
As you may well imagine, I almost choked.
I did a sort of double take like, "What did you say?" He repeated it. He did ask at one time what sex meant (a long time ago---he loves to read medical manuals) , but he used the word so casually. It was hilarious.
He continued to say, "Yeah, and I'm not going to be one of those teenagers who have posters of girls on their walls either!"
I said, "Where did you get that from?"
He said, "Oh, I don't know, I just know that for some reason."
I said, "Well, that is lust anyway and I would not allow it."
My youngest son said, "Yeah, it would be funny if real girls were hanging from the walls!" Then he proceeded to imitate a girl hanging from a wall saying, "help me!" in a falsetto. He realized what I had said just then. He said, "What is lust?"
I said, "Lust is wanting something you can't have."
So my oldest son said, "Yeah, like, you know, the lust of the flesh!"
I about died.