Smartgirls @ the Boys and Girls Club.
Every Friday at 4:00pm.
We were discussing "Honesty".......and out of nowhere.....
a fourth grade girl (10 years old) raised her hand in the middle of the class.
She asks, "What is Sperm?" (Sidenote: Is Sperm capitalized or not? A person is a proper noun and since sperm can become a person does that qualify it for capitalization? In my book, yes.)
My jaw drops.
Sperm Girl: You said we can ask whatever questions we want.
Knows-way-too-much Girl: I know what it is!
Miss Emily: Alright... enlighten us.
KWTM Girl: ok. so the boy does this to his thing (she was totally making the jerk-off gesture with her hands) and then a white stuff comes out..... oh yeah, and it"s safe to eat.
My jaw drops further.
Miss Emily: who told you that?
KWTM Girl: My older sister
Sperm Girl: Is that true Miss Emily?
Miss Emily: um....yes.
Sperm Girl: You can really eat it?
Miss Emily: well...um....you probably shouldn't.
And then we finished our talk about honesty. amen.