A Blog for My Daughter

Words from a Mother

So you have taken to pretending to pee like daddy. This morning after using the potty you ran right back and said you wanted to “pretend pee like daddy”. So I took that as an opportunity to discuss male and female parts. Now we’ve had this talk before, and you are well aware of your vagina (or as you call it “juy-na”), so this is nothing new. What is new is the conversation you decided to have this evening.

So today is Christmas Eve Eve, and as the tradition has started, we have your grandma Marlene and Adam over for dinner. This year, just like last year, we were joined by her boyfriend Tim and Aunt Lauren. At this point Adam and Lauren had not arrived yet. I was in the kitchen cooking and you were in the living room with Daddy, grandma Marlene and Tim. All of a sudden I hear you exclaim, “Daddy has a penis!” I hear laughter as I look around and say, “did I just hear that right?” You dad confirms right before you turn and run towards him, pointing directly at his penis and yell, “do you want to see daddy’s penis?”

You father was embarrassed, everyone laughed as it was both adorable and hilarious. And then I had to reiterate private parts and not talking about them right now. And it made me realize we need to have a full conversation about appropriate times to talk about it.

Needless to say, it happened and I knew I had to write a post about it because this is something I must remember for the future.