Monday, July 21, 2008

Penis and Vagina.

First of all let me say that Hubby is loving the fact that we have 3 girls and all the "delicate" discussions we have to look forward to, will most likely be filtered through me. Scary thought when you consider that the word "vagina" makes me cringe. It's just one of those words I don't like. I prefer, girly parts, who-ha, choo-choo, pretty much anything other than vagina.

Yesterday, the Munchkin says to us that her butt hurts. Upon further inspection we realize that she's not talking about her butt, rather her "girly parts." I ask her more questions and decide I need to take and look and make sure she doesn't have a rash or something really wrong. We go into the bathroom and the Munchkin says to me:

"See Momma, someone cut it off......"

What the hell is that supposed to mean? Surly she isn't thinking that she's missing a penis, is she? After she insists that "it's" missing, I tried to explain to her that everything looks completely normal, just the way a girl should look. I explained to her (say it with me) Boys have a penis, and girls have a vagina. I'm a firm believer in making sure she is informed, but not too informed. I figure if she's old enough to start asking questions, she's old enough to start learning. It's just hard to make sure to not over indulge in facts. I guess this is when some of my old sales training comes in handy.... K.I.S.S.

Keep It Simple Stupid.

Lord, help me.

10 comments:

Yankee Belle said...

Num Num & Coochie. Although hubby doesnt like Coochie...I cant think of anything else. lil B likes to ask - at random times - if a random man has a num num. It's great she gets the concept - I am just worried about why she cares so dang much!!!!

Hear Their Everywear said...

Oh, Bridge asks all the fraking time about about her breasts, nipples, vagina, and the parts on/off everyone else.

The best was when she asked a lady why she had beasts on her back...oh that was fun!!

K-Mom said...

I still remember having "the talk" with my mother and how cringingly (is that word?) awkward it was. I'm glad she did it so I went to middle school knowing I wasn't going to get pregnant from sitting in a chair a boy had just vacated, but thinking of giving the same talk to Miss P has me a little weirded out!

Anglophile Football Fanatic said...

Oh, my. I'm glad mine's not asking yet. That's tough.

Kim said...

i like the K.I.S.S. method, sounds like a winner to me! then again, i am the one taking notes from you guys so fill me in later on how this one pans out, k? ;)

Shelby said...

So did she really think she was missing a penis? Why did she say it hurt then? Little kids are just odd. Good for you for putting it out there though, I think thats the way to go.

Hot Mamma said...

Those are like the hardest move uncomfortable talks ever! Whether they're 3 or 7 or 12, they're dreaded! I bought my son a book, well three books, they come in three stages, 3-5 years, 6-8 years and 10 on years. They were perfect and not too much info.

Anonymous said...

If they don't hear it from you they will surely hear it in school. My oldest daughter came home one day (5th Grade) and asked me what a "blow job" was. How do you start "the talk" from that one? My husband was absent from all discussions on sex with all 3 of my girls. I'm sure your hubby will be fine though. He is very involved with his girls. You are so lucky.
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Madie's Mom said...

I am not looking forward to those questions!!!!

busy momma said...

We say penis and gina (pronounced like the real thing not a girls name) and it's much better. Weird how dropping that Va helps!