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The birds and the bees

As near as I can tell, the old nature metaphor won’t be any help in explaining sex to my kids.

NOT LONG AGO, IN THE BACK SEAT OF THE CAR, my son was laughing about the word “weenie.” His little sister, 7, started talking about her “weenie.”

“No,” my 9-year-old son said. “Weenie is like a hot dog, what you have is more like  . . .  a bun.”

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