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Changing the subject

Sometimes I’m speechless. It doesn’t happen often, but sometimes it happens. Today it happened.

Joshua’s in this crazy habit of putting on actual pajamas any time he’s going to sleep. I blame the fact(s) that we’re staying at home a lot more now and there’s no immediate need for either of us to get dressed and pajamas are just way, way more comfortable.

He’s also aware of the proper terminology for male and female anatomy and not afraid to use it.

The following is a real, actual, not-at-all embellished conversation that took place in my house not even 30 minutes ago. It left me speechless.

“Joshua, put on your Pull-up because it’s nap time.”

“Mama, do you have a vagina?”

“Yes, Joshua, I do.”

“And I have a penis.”

“Yes, Joshua, you do.”

“Mama, do you like penises?”

“Oh look, pirate jammies!”

Changing the subject on the questions you don’t want to answer is an acceptable parenting strategy, right?

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Wednesday 24th of October 2012

Yep, lots of penis discussions in our house, not to mention all of the boob discussions. No one warned me about the body part fascination of young children!


Tuesday 23rd of October 2012

Hahahaha, being a boy mom is so weird, right?? Never in my life have I discussed penises as much as I do with my son. Penis is a almost an hourly word at our house. Sigh.


Monday 22nd of October 2012

This is awesome.

I'm just so glad you teach him the proper terminology. The cutesy terms that some parents use makes me barf. Madison knows the correct terminology too. Although my parents do tell the story of when I put everything together about penises and vaginas and started pointing to people in the grocery store and labeling them by each term. My mom did tell me that I got them all correct. :) lol

Elizabeth Flora Ross

Sunday 21st of October 2012

Bwahahaha! Oh, they come up with the best stuff, don't they? My 3yo daughter asks a LOT of big questions, especially about body parts and how babies are made, but that one has not come out of her mouth, thankfully. Now I know what I'll do if she does. Although we don't have pirate jammies... ;)


Monday 22nd of October 2012

Pirates, princesses. Whatever. Just have the jammies on hand.


Saturday 20th of October 2012

Absolutely! My daughter has this great need to talk about me nursing her younger brother and nipples have come up on several occasions...followed by at least 30 minutes of running through the house yelling "nipple!" At least it hasn't happened when the in-laws are here...


Monday 22nd of October 2012

When she was smaller and we'd be in public, if she started crying, Joshua would loudly proclaim that she needed to drink Mama milk.

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