Thomas knows what a penis is. If you ask him where it is he will point and as soon as the nappy comes off he points, says penis and sometimes takes a quick tug (!boys will be boys!) for good measure. There are times when he comes with me to the loo and of course sees my ‘penis’. Been trying to tell him that it’s a vagina but he’s not interested in the long v-word for now. So until he can wrap his head around the v-word, this Mama is going to be running around with a ‘penis’. Hope he can say the v-word by the time he can talk properly. Would hate to hear from other Mommies that I have a ‘penis’.
On another note – a friend of mine who lives in the States is pregnant with her fourth child and as they were getting ready to tuck the three girls into bed the other night, she told the girls that she wasn’t sure how the storytelling would work once the baby is there as well. Her eldest (7) said maybe Mommy can read to two and Daddy can read to two. Her middle kid (4) then piped up and said that would work only if Daddy stopped giving Mommy special baby seed!LOL! Apparently they told their kids that God gives Daddy special baby seed that he then in turn gives to Mommy (they haven’t covered the method of giving yet!) and that is where babies come from.
Have no clue as to what we will tell T but I want to stick to the truth as much as possible. Things aren’t the way they were when we were growing up and kids needs to know the facts and best that it comes from their parents. How will you or have you handled the sex talk?