Thursday, April 8

That's where your pee comes from...

Recently overheard in our apartment:

"Hot!" Emma says, pointing at her vagina...
and did I mention she also spends a lot of time standing in front of our window yelling at men in trucks? We're raising a classy lady here at the Roys!

So...she has been a tiny bit vagina obsessed lately. She's constantly pointing to it and asking me what it is. She's really into naming body parts. I had decided that I was going to be all PC and progressive and just tell her that it was a vagina, but then she said something that sounded a lot like vagina. And Adam and I decided we weren't ready for our one year old to go around pointing and proudly declaring vagina! Yes, I've read the monologues and I'm all for being proud of our vaginas but that doesn't mean I want my little lady to go around shouting vagina at Target. So for now I'm kind of dodging the issue. Here is a sample conversation:

Peanut: "Dis? pointing at her nose
Me: That's your nose
Peanut: Nose! clapping and happy shrieking ensues
Peanut: Eyes? poking herself in the eyes
Me: That's right, you are soo smart!
Peanut: Dis? grabbing her "down there"
Me: Ummmm that is where your pee comes from...

Hopefully that will satisfy her for a little while until I can come up with a less wussy solution to this vaginal dilemna. What do people usually tell their daughters?

6 comments:

Chantal said...

My vote is to stick with vagina. I think it is the most classy word for it. Well, as classy as that area can get.

Our Funny Little Family said...

It is better than saying "who haw" or something like that :)

Jake and Lauren said...

we say privates. but i think i'm going to start using the correct vocab from now on (only when they ask, of course!)

ps- i love reading your writing Mel!

Anonymous said...

I think the correct term is 'vulva,' right?

Anonymous said...

I can envision Grandma Sue Peeing her pants with laughter at your first paragraph! Way too cute.

Carrie said...

I like vagina! However, we say "girl parts" and "boy parts" around here... /sigh/ Perhaps not the best way to deal with it... With b/g twins though, I don't need them reenacting Kindergarten Cop as a duo...

I did like the "who haw" suggestion though! /grin/

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