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Aloha! We took our whole family to Hawaii and even brought my mother! The boys had so much fun and it was a great get away for our whole family. We had been working so hard on NOBLEMAN that we needed time with our little clan to just enjoy one another and play.
Our older boys had talked about "sexy lady" the week before and so Doug and I knew that we needed to have a conversation with them about sex. Of course it’s uncomfortable, but we believe it is good to communicate, and I want my boys to feel comfortable to talk about everything with us. We believe teaching kids about sex involves not just one conversation, but a series of ongoing conversations...some formal, some informal. Hawaii seemed like a perfect (and memorable) time to have a talk. Of course, as they get older, the conversation will continue and grow as they grow.
While I’m on the topic of sex...the decision to have a vasectomy is a big one. I tend to joke around and make light of things in life and that definitely comes across at the dinner with a Doug. We have always wanted a little girl, but at the same time we feel our family is complete with three boys. It is sad to think that desire will never be met. I am very grateful I have a man who is open to talk with me about these decisions and journey through life with me.
The Lamborghini event with Peggy and Diko was the first time I met Meghan and Jim. They both seemed very nice and I left excited to get to know Meghan better. Even though I was standing right next to her, I missed the moment where Peggy closed Meghan's mouth. I may not of seen it, but I definitely hear about it later!
I think Meghan and I are similar in the way that we like to talk things through and have a healthy view of conflict and resolution. I was sad to read in her past blogs and social media that she was putting me down for bringing up Vicki to Shannon. That is exactly what she is doing at Peggy’s event to Vicki, and I think at the heart of the issue, is that her intention is good. I liked seeing the flashbacks of all the times Vicki has apologized, and I have hope that these friendships can be restored.