The last 2 weeks of high school are always a whirlwind, and I am sad that I didn't have tons of extra time to spend on my outlet of writing this blog. But, it is summer now and I am super excited to hang out with the dudes and play around our city.
I have heard people call boy parts and girl parts all sorts of things. Pee pee, wee wee, front butt (my personal favorite), et cetera. From a slightly nerdy and left brained perspective, I just use the actual name of the part. I figure our kids don't get exposed to real or scientific terms as much as they should. Science vocabulary is one of the most difficult things for my students to grasp because it is so alien to them. I call rain precipitation (and rain) explain the finer points of photosynthesis while watering green plants and so on.
Obviously I wondered if this was going to backfire on me.
For the record, I am going to type the actual word in my post, so if it weirds you out to see it in print, please go no further.
Naturally when the boys started pulling on their boy parts and calling it their belly I corrected them. "No baby, that is your penis." I have said that to them a few times here and there and don't make any kind of fuss over it.
The other night during bath time G-Man looked down, pointed and said "That's my penis!" (I should win an Academy Award for keeping a straight face, on the inside I was nearly peeing my pants in laughter). "That IS your penis, it is where the pee comes out."
And that was it.
Today's bath brought more male apparatus awareness. "That's my penis. It's yucky."
"It isn't yucky honey, it is part of your body." (again with a straight face.)
"My Penis" Points to brother "E-Dude's penis."
Great. Not only are we making language strides and recognizing ownership of items, we are doing so via anatomy.
Then the bigger realization. They really ARE little sponges. Wonder what is going to come out of their mouths next...