Friday, December 29, 2006

Anatomy101

The Baby Boy's big sisters are trying their hardest to give him a complex before he even learns to crawl. They routinely come in during diaper changes and comment on his "cute, little p----!" They think everything about him is fascinating.

The other day, the four year old again came in to observe a diaper change and this time she asked, "What's that big thing under his p----?" I told her the proper name for that particular body part, but she was skeptical. She asked if her big brother also had them. And then she asked if her dad did. I wanted to stop pursuing this line of questioning, so I informed her that all boys did.

"Really? Does our dog have them too?"

"Uh. Um. Well, he used to."

"What happened to them?"

This continued on through an explanation about our not wanting him to make puppies and that the vet did the procedure.

I just hope that next time she's mad at her brother, she doesn't suggest we take him to the vet.

7 comments:

MarcV said...

My two year old girl's favorite word is "Why?", as in "Why are you ____ ?" She will often have follow-up why's, but that's OK. Her smiles make up for any potential aggravation.
You may need to hold off on having your 4 year old see "The Nativity Story" (not that you have time or energy to take the whole crew to the movies right now!). They do have a circumcision scene, and while the actual cutting is off-screen, it was still painful to watch. I can just imagine the questions she would ask out loud during the movie.
By the way, Happy New Year to the Adams!

chris said...

when my daughter was born my son who was 2 at the time kept commenting on her "little butt" and wanted to know why she had a front butt and back butt. It cracked me up every time.

Sarah G. said...

Welcome to my world.
We have endless discussions about who has one and who doesn't. Max has been know to loudly and proudly announce that he has one and Rebecca is very upset that she doesn't.

Janis Gore said...

So Freud was on to something, Sarah?

yasmin said...

when my daugter was born, her brothers, 4 & 8 noticed the first time they saw me change her diaper- that she was "different". they pointed to her genital area and said- what's that? being caught off guard, i said that's her vagina. "Vagina?" they screamed. vagina ! vagina ! vagina wyna! they ran through the house singing this at the top of their lungs!

Amy said...

Always up for discussion around here, especially now that Bent is potty-trained...why does he get to stand up?

KC said...

ROTFLMBO
been there had this talk a few different times LOL.. oh and the talk about the vet and the dog we had that one too only with the cat, and then it went into the long talk about why we had the cat fixed and why we didn't want kitten, which lead into "but mom if the cat doesn't get married it can't have kittens" LOL.

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