Ooooooh boy, parenting's a trip, huh? A mom from the UK says her doctor's visit took a “surprising twist” when her son picked up a kids' book called Mummy Laid an Egg that was so explicit she is calling it a "child-friendly Kama Sutra guide."
“Adem picked up this innocent enough looking book Mummy Laid an Egg,” wrote Katherine Peck, from London, on Facebook. But though it started typically with "sugar and spice and everything nice," she says she was "ill prepared for the most sudden U-Turn on Page 6, where we're introduced to Daddy's friendly looking 'seed pods'!"
The mom-of-two shared photos from the book and I have a LOT of questions: Are those clowns?? Why are their boobs at their necks? What is happening???? This book is for KIDS???
And finally: WHYWHYWHYWHYWHYYYYYYYY???!?!!?!?!!!???
"No holds barred on Pages 8 and 9 either, where apparently 'this fits in here...' (sounds easy enough) and then what can only be described as a child-friendly Kama Sutra guide ensues on Page 10!" she wrote. "Aerial acrobatics, fetish clown outfits and space hoppers (fun times!)"
Peck said her 8-year-old daughter showed a "sudden interest in the 'silly baby book,'" and added: "cue the 4 billion questions I hadn't planned answering today."
The post went viral, having been shared over 36,000 times. And judging by the comments, the general reaction is variations on "WTF?????"
And at least one person was brave enough to point out that the book might actually be useful.
IDK. It seems like in general, sex ed pretty much sucks. And maybe this book, which was published in 1995, has helped inform a lot of well-adjusted young people. Or maybe it's led to a generation of kids growing into adults with a clown fetish.
My concern is that it is setting up young people for inevitable disappointment when they get old enough to have sex and learn that rarely does it involve flying, skateboards or balloons.
Or maybe it does, and I've just been misinformed all along because my parents didn't buy me this book.