My children’s “punishment” was that they had to go to bed early. (We have had several late nights in a row so today’s events were a good justification to make them get more sleep.) They couldn’t really argue.
A few minutes before bedtime, my son sincerely lamented “I have to label the parts of a girls body.”
“In person?” I joked.
“No. I have a test. I don’t want to do it.”
I continued in my light mode and said, “Well, dude, that area is going to be a big source of interest for the rest of your life so you might as well go ahead and begin to get familiar with it.”
“I want to wait until then.”
I can’t tell you how impressed I am with his commitment to moral purity!
“Son, that’s fine. I respect your choice. If it hurts your grade, you have no problems with me.”
As I awoke this morning, I immediately saw how wise my son is. When we learn new information, our next response is to want to experience what we have learned. Knowledge creates its own curiousity. This is why sex education actually promotes immorality and promiscuity. We all want to know more. Thankfully, my son has a conviction that he wants to learn about this area of life with his wife.