Friday, March 30, 2012

Anatomy Lessons for a Four-Year-Old

I impressed my four-year-old son the other day, when I produced a urine sample at the doctor's office.  "Mommy, that's amazing!  You made peep without a penis.  How did you do that?"

We had a similar discussion about a month ago.  He told me, "I have a penis, and Daddy has a penis, but Mommies don't have penises."

I congratulated him on his correct observation, just before he added, "And [my sister] has a penis."


  1. I think it's fabulous that you're teaching your children correct body names. I'm going to add something, and please take it with the heart it's given. Instead of "Daddy has a penis and Mommy doesn't," perhaps use, "Daddy has a penis and Mommy has a vulva/vagina/clitoris." Then females are framed in his mind by what they do have instead of what they don't.

  2. I'm amazed at those who claim to be so smart & educated that use euphemisms for anatomy for their children. Good for you, April.

    Though, I remember one woman said her daughter asked, during their church's communion, if their male dog has a penis. Oops.

  3. haha! love it. Kyleena is in that mode right now too. She used to get so upset that Ryker could shower with daddy and she couldn't. Now she says, "Ryker can shower with daddy cuz he has a penis and so does daddy. But I can shower with you cuz we have vaginas!" YAY!!!! Hooray for vaginas.