Posted on October 30, 2012 by Christine Crosby in Charlie Palmer, GRAND Magazine, grandkids, sex

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What is Couple Sex? When Your Grandchild Asks About Sex

By Charlie Palmer – aka Paw Paw

All you Grandpas and Grandmas,  

We are all reaching that stage where we need to keep the wax out of our ears and keep the hearing aids tuned up. (Some of us anyway!)                

   — What Is Couple Sex?                       

 An 8-year-old girl went to her grandfather, who was working in the yard and asked him, “Grampa, what is a couple sex? The grandfather was surprised that she would ask such a question, but decided that if she’s old enough to know to ask the question then she’s old enough to get a straight answer.

Steeling himself to leave nothing out, he proceeded to tell her all about human reproduction and the joys and responsibilities that go along with it. When he finished explaining, the little girl was looking at him with her mouth hanging open, eyes wide in amazement.

Seeing the look on her face, the grandfather asked her, “Why did you ask this question, honey? The little girl replied, “Well, Grandma says to tell you that dinner will be ready in just a couple secs


Charlie Palmer makes his home in Lake Mary, FL and is the proud “Paw Paw” of  five amazing grandkids.

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