TV shows and movies have poked fun at "the talk" for years but that doesn't make it any less of a daunting task for any parent.
However, lets share a little sympathy for Mel Watts who had to have the conversation with her son a little earlier than expected.
After her nine-year-old heard mum and dad having sex, he confronted her for some answers.
The Modern Mumma blogger shared about her experience on her Instagram in what makes to be a hilariously honest post.
“‘I thought dad didn’t want another baby?’” she captioned a collage of images of her awkward facial expressions.
“In that moment I knew he was pretending to be asleep so he wouldn’t get in trouble, when in fact he was wide awake.
“This morning I wish we had that talk long before he heard about it.
“Not from other people. Worse. But through thin walls.”
The mum went on to share that it wasn't so much that he heard them but what exactly he heard.
“You see he didn’t hear amazing passionate sex.
“He heard ‘well that was a waste of a load’ from me and oh my favourite part ‘that was the worst’ courtesy of the husband.
"Which it was.”
But it seems the conversation went well as her son just had one request for his mum.
"Well all he said was "could you possibly keep it down when you have sex?" To which I replied "Sure buddy, I'm sorry."
"I thought dad didn't want another baby?" In that moment I knew he was pretending to be asleep so he wouldn't get in trouble, when if fact he was wide awake. And just like that I stripped his childhood away from him and had another moment to add on my "worst mother trophy shelf" just days before he turns 10. For a while we've been going back and fourth over who was going to have the sex talk with our oldest son. I didn't want to, I figured I've got another two girls to get through so it's only right that one of his dad's did. Then I thought maybe he is too young. I figured he is my first child and I had no idea what an appropriate age would be. So I left it. This morning I wish we had that talk long before he heard about. Not from other people. Worse. But through thin walls. You see he didn't hear amazing passionate sex. He heard "well that was a waste of a load" from me and oh my favourite part "that was the worst" curtesy of the husband. Which it was. He said something funny and I laughed really hard and told him I'm honestly about to pee myself. So as you can imagine the things the 9 yo was hearing wasn't exactly nice. I'm traumatised. His dad is traumatised. His biological dad will be traumatised. And he? Well all he said was "could you possibly keep it down when you have sex?" To which I replied "Sure buddy, I'm sorry" wishing it was appropriate to say "I'll go neck myself over here." I messaged the husband straight away, I needed back up. I needed it stat. He was about to walk out the door for school and I didn't exactly want to be his Friday news day "My mum and dad wanted a baby, but dad wasted his load and it was terrible because mum nearly peed on dads penis" I think I'm going to take up celibacy until I'm old and senile and forget that this ever happened. And lucky for our son it's his birthday soon so instead of skate ramps he can get some physiological sessions and on Sunday both his dad's are going to sit down and have a talk. In the meantime I'll clean my sheets and try my luck at having another baby in 10 years. #Motheroftheyearnextyear