CNN.com’s lead story at the moment is demanding to know how I would talk to my child about Jamie Lynn Spears’ pregnancy. This is how: I raced down the stairs, confronted my child as she was consuming a bagel dog, and uttered the following words:
“Young’n! That there Jamie Lynn Spears from Zoey 101 done got herself all pregnified!”
To which Athena responded with the following look:
And then went back to having her dinner. Because you know what? She doesn’t care. And you know why? It’s not her business.
Funny that my eight-year-old is so clear on this when CNN, presumably jam-packed with adults, is not.
If you really feel the need to talk to your children about Jamie Lynn Spears’ pregnancy, here’s a simple test: Are you or they a member of Miss Spears’ immediate family? If the answer is no, please talk to your children about something else. Possibly something actually pertaining to them. I’m sure they wouldn’t mind that refreshing change. It’s just a thought.