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?