The question is: What does your kid think of what you are doing?
I (Mike) have been asked this question by several people.
We actually fretted about what to tell our child. For a long time he was too young to care, but as he approaches teenager-hood. this could become an issue. What to say?
One day, the Doc and I sat our child down (Think of Mr. and Mrs. Brady having a heart to heart with Bobby). The conversation went something like:
Us: You know mommy and I are working on a project with Angela.
Us: You know what we’re making?
Son: Yeah, you’re making a vibrator.
<mom and dad are stunned. Kids are apparently information sponges>
Us: You know what that is?
Son: Sure, the teacher talked about them at school in “My Future, My Choice”. Can I use your iTunes?
So there you go. Its OK — they learned about what vibrators are at school, and he apparently doesn’t give a rip.
Its the 21st century by the way. Just in case that wasn’t clear. Our kids are going to live in a world that’s different than the one we grew up in.