Let’s not beat around the bush. Explaining sex and where babies come from to your kids can be awkward as heck – there’s the telling of the nitty-gritty facts – but there’s also their reactions to receiving the information which can be… eventful. Just check out these tweets to see for yourself!
One mum’s tweet opens up a can of hilarity
An epic Twitter thread was started by Megan (@meganmuircoyle) when she tweeted her kids’ reaction after explaining to them how sex works.
“You’ve done this THREE TIMES?”. The horror!! And as luck would have it, the internet weighed in on Megan’s short and reflective tweet. #cuethemasses
People on the internet chime in
Boy oh boy, the internet never disappoints when it comes to people sharing their own stories – and share they did. Prepare for the laughs. There are so many it’s going to make your belly hurt.
From adults still a little traumatised from their own parents breaking the news to them and stories from those who have also told their own kids.
16 Tweets of kids' reactions upon learning about sex
Strap in guys and prepare yourself for this epic storytime, delivered by strangers but united in their laughing emojis.
1. You almost had me with that story!
I mean, it DOES sound ridiculous if it’s the first time you’ve heard of it.
“No I will NOT!”. Like, not ever!
3. It really gives new meaning to “trust the process”
It’s the air quotes for me. “THE PROCESS”, people.
4. Denial is a coping mechanism for young adults
I agree. My Dad has only ever done it once.
5. Teenagers – so cringe!
Parents REALLY are the WORST. Not while I’m in the house, surely? Ewww!
6. Why would you choose this?
I’ve got nothing. Why would you continue if there are no more babies wanted? WHY?
7. It was definitely JUST the once, RIGHT?
Totally worth it!
8. How many siblings do I have, honestly?
I need to know, SHOW YOURSELVES!
9. How do you know?
He said what?
10. Gardeners unite!
“Special seed”. *snort*. Take that dad and well played mum!
11. Lots of kids means lots of FUN TIMES
Thank goodness for the twins!
12. There HAS to be another way
13. Pass the peas, please
Talking about the birds and the bees at the dinner table, always priceless.
14. More information required
So. Many. Questions!
15. Home sweet home
16. Flexing at family functions
Mums of boys, I KNOW you understand. #soproud
Kids – they’re a tough crowd! And that’s just 16 of thousands of tweets. I tell you what, if you’re stuck under a sleeping newborn and want to have a good giggle, work your way through all of the responses in Megan’s original tweet. It’s comedy gold.
Don’t let these responses put you off of having the chat with your kids. We have some awesome information about talking to your kids about the birds and the bees, sex and/or how babies are born. Just be prepared to answer questions. Or deal with shocked silence. Let’s be frank, it could go either way!