Raising children is a hard job—you feed and care for them, you protect them, and, most importantly, you're their primary source of information, so you'd better act like a walking encyclopedia. And while some of the questions are about colors or which type of dirt is best to build mud castles with, there are some harder topics that children sometimes stumble upon, and it's a parent's job to explain them to the best of their ability. Luckily, there are cases when the otherwise tricky situation can lead to a few laughs and a fun experience.

This Twitter thread was started by user megan (@meganmuircoyle), who kick-started a discussion about funny stories involving the first sex talk with kids. The seemingly innocently hilarious tweet revealed that plenty of parents have funny memories of their kids finding out about the birds and the bees.

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Baby Panda
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6 months ago

cute

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BananaJo
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6 months ago

oh no

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Mr. Derpy Dino
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6 months ago

haha! I said thats when i learned about it(sadly, by some messed up kid and not my parents...)

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The "talk" comes at a variety of ages. Some children can wait until they are 10 years old before their curiosity peaks, while others want to know the story when they hit 5 years. It all depends on the inner drive to know things, and the parent's willingness to talk about the topic. And as the thread proves, regardless of the age, all variants of the conversation can end in a funny memory.

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Ms.M.
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6 months ago

I burst out laughing at this! Luckily I'm the only one in the office at the moment...

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bon bon (still purple boi)
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6 months ago

i woulda moved to another state

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Mr. Derpy Dino
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6 months ago

ooooooh haha! i get it!

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There's also the inherent benefit of talking to your child about sex (regardless of them being on the younger side). For one, they will grow up with the knowledge of what it means, which will likely ease their trips down puberty lane. Additionally, if parents share their experience with a child, it creates a genuine connection between the two, further driving home the point that it's completely natural and not something to be shied away from.

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Haley Brock
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6 months ago

HES 7 omg-

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BananaJo
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6 months ago

what do they get/ I was never taught that

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Haley Brock
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6 months ago

buaahhahahaa thats me as a kid-

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Haley Brock
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6 months ago

Asexual right there 😂

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Mr. Derpy Dino
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6 months ago

xD tht must have been weird to know when your 9.

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Mr. Derpy Dino
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6 months ago

._.

ARandomPerson
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6 months ago

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JuJu
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6 months ago

That's what I told the other kids in primary school

Sammy
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6 months ago

:I

SapphireEatsRocks
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6 months ago

vibes..? i guess..? ._.

The Super BumbleBee
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6 months ago

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Shadow4523
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6 months ago

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James penny
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6 months ago

Oh..... ._.

Anthony Hoffman
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6 months ago

o(* ̄▽ ̄*)o

PuRPleDrAgON1
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6 months ago

*stiffles laugh* LOL BWahHAHAHHa omg

Vivian C
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6 months ago

UvU

bon bon (still purple boi)
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6 months ago

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that had me laughing up-side-down .---.

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Mr. Derpy Dino
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6 months ago

just give it some time lol

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Haley Brock
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6 months ago

😂😂😂

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Ms.M.
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6 months ago

This kid is quite inquisitive. Perhaps a little too inquisitive, but I like it.

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Chris Largent
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6 months ago

Sorry, but that's not a babysitter's place (unless the child's parent grants permission) to explain.

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Bender Bending Rodríguez
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6 months ago

Why is there blood in toilet from past week's period?

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henlo
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6 months ago

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Dark Pearl
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6 months ago

Pleasure? That's what people say...

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Stille20
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6 months ago

I've seen several of these.....what else have these kid heard from adults that makes them thing their parents are making it up.

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henlo
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6 months ago

no god...

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