A post I never thought I'd write.Tuesday, June 04, 2013
We're having a little dilemma here. Eli knows the names of all the parts of his body. All of them except one. Any guesses as to which one?
We can't agree on what to call...it. I have been vaguely saying "that's your privates". I feel like I just want to say penis, because after all, that's what it's called, right? But does it seem weird to have a tiny kid talking about his penis?
Peter refers to it as his bird. Not HIS bird...Eli's bird...you know what I'm saying.
We can't reach a consensus. I say, let's just call a spade a spade and a penis a penis. That's its proper name, end of story. Peter thinks a toddler using the word "penis" is "creepy".
Anyway, tonight, I was giving Eli his bath, and he starts talking about a bird. "Oh, did you hear a bird chirp?" I asked and then I looked and saw what he was showing me, and uhhh, it wasn't a chickadee. It just reinforced the point that we need to figure out what we're calling this item, ASAP.
So please help us, parents of little boys, people who were once little boys, anyone at all, Internet at large, this is me reaching out for help.
How do you refer to a toddler's junk? Proper names? Slang? Did you invent a name so when he starts yelling about it in church no one will know that William Robinson is actually a wiener? Discuss.
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