My advice to new parents: decide NOW how you will teach your child about biology and the birds and the bees and allllll  that. Don't think, "Oh, I've got a good ten years or so before I that topic comes up."

Ryan McVay

I did that. Don't make that mistake.

My first child just turned ten and the horror of all the changes she will go through in the next several years smacked me in the face. Hard.

I've known this time was coming, obviously. I just chose to ignore it. Just the thought of having these conversations with my kids gives me hives. I want them to hear the information from me. I want to be able to answer their conversations. I just wish I didn't actually have to be there for it.

If only I had my very own droid.

But I don't. So, I decided to buck up and face this thing like a responsible parent.

I told my husband to do it.

I'm kidding. What actually happened was I decided if I'm going to do this, I need to be prepared. Based on a recommendation from a friend, I ordered the book, "The Care and Keeping of You," from American Girl. It pretty much addresses all the changes. But it does not discuss the birds and the bees. No, they leave that fun for mom and dad to figure out.

The American Girl book has been sitting on my nightstand collecting dust and tormenting me for weeks as I try to figure out how to handle the other half of this torturous task.

I need a good resource for that.

And a droid. I still need a droid because I'm quite certain "the talk" is not for wimps.