Okay…Logan didn’t say that….’cause he doesn’t talk yet. But I know he was thinking it as he gave me his sheepish little grin.
Logan and Zander were having their bath, and playing the way they usually do…..Zander splashing until every wall in the bathroom was shiny from water as it cascaded to the floor, Logan laughing like a madman at the wet mess his big brother is making. Once the waterworks died down, the boys turned their focus to the bath toys floating around them. That is when Logan found a new toy…..his penis.
Yes, ladies and gents, my youngest son has found his penis….and I must say he was quite pleased with his discovery. There he sat in his bath seat….twisting it and turning it, pulling it and tugging it…..examining it like I had never seen him examine anything before. Little does he know, his new-found game will be a life-long obsession.
This brought back memories of Zander discovering this very same appendage. As a new mom, it made me a little uncomfortable….at first. I quickly saw the humour in it….and it’s all so perfectly natural, so what’s there to be uncomfortable about? But this has brought up a bit of a conundrum for Carlos and I…what should we call it?
Zander will be turning 2 years old in a couple of days. He’s getting close to the potty-training stage. And his vocabulary increases daily. Now is the time to decide how we will address the boys’ penises.
There seem to be two schools of thought on this topic. 1) just call it a penis, 2) make up some cutesy name for it. But which way should we go? That’s what we’re trying to decide.
I have no problem calling it a penis…this doesn’t bother me one bit. But I know it bothers others….for instance, my mother. I have witnessed her subtly cringe when I say “penis” in reference to her grandsons. So should we make up a name for it???
On the other hand, will having a nickname for my sons’ penises make it feel awkward for them to start calling it a penis later on?
I’m not really sure what we are going to do, but we need to decide soon. Zander is picking up new words faster now than ever before. Say it once or twice, and he’s added it to his ever-expanding list of words.
I know there are moms of boys reading my blog. Any thoughts on the subject??? I would love to hear your experiences!