Saturday, August 1, 2009

You're damned if you do.

Nick is 4 1/2 now, and being the type of parents we are (hush!) we wanted him to learn the proper names for his body parts. So a few weeks ago, while getting ready for a bath, we told him his "dingle" is actually called a penis.

Being the type of kid he is, he just sort of took it in stride. Said the word a few times, giggled, said, "That's a strange word!" and that was that.

What we didn't figure on, though we probably should have, is that Nick takes it upon himself to be the ultimate big brother.

He likes to teach his little brother things.

And that is why, a few days later, I found myself in the middle of the crowded children's section at our local public library with a two-year-old who was chanting

"PENIS! PENIS! PENIS!"


This? Is my life.

16 comments:

WeaselMomma said...

Can't wait until you teach that kid about the Clinton years!

Melisa with one S said...

Wait til you teach him about girly parts. :)

Rebecca (Ramblings by Reba) said...

Well, now he knows. :)

And "penis" IS a strange word.

tdraxler said...

I have girls. Do I HAVE to teach them the word "penis?" Such an ugly word.

By the way, your last two posts were about weiners and penises. Anythng up with that?

Bobbi Jo said...

LOL that is too funny! Hang in there.
Hugs, Bobbi Jo

Tara R. said...

That is priceless!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Awesome!

Nap Warden said...

Ummm...yeah, I can totally relate!

Loukia said...

OH man... hahaha... yup, I know all about children saying the totally wrong thing at the wrong time in public!

Roger said...

Danny is VERY proud of his penis and does not hesitate to tell anyone about it. Me, I just blushed writing about it.

Kim H. said...

And I proudly share that my daughter informed my brother's girlfriend while she was giving her a bath "not to get soap in her puff-puff!"

I have no idea where that term came from but I think I'd much rather have her talking about her puff-puff than her va-jay-jay. Just sayin'.

Denise said...

LOL!
I made the mistake of telling my 2 year old son the correct name (WHAT was I thinking???) but he misunderstood me and thought I called it his "peanut". So now he tells people that he just fell down and hurt his peanut. Adorable. Oh, and have you ever seen the Mickey Mouse episode with the song, "shake, shake, shake your peanuts?" Well, I guarantee you haven't seen it done the way it is done over here : )

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

You totally did the right thing. I vowed I'd be as matter of fact about penises as I would about elbows...but those boys, they have a weird fixation with only one body part. And it's not their elbow.

Danifred said...

My 3 year old recently sang her very own "bagina" song at the pool. Glorious!

Karen said...

That's priceless. Wait until they do the chant in the checkout line behind two blue-haired ladies. heh

Marni's Organized Mess said...

HLD asked what his balls were for last night...