Friday, August 15, 2008

Conversations with a 3 Year Old - Part VIII

In this house, we call a spade a spade. It’s a penis, not a winky, peter, or whatever. It’s important to me that we do that. But there are times I get sick of it. Like this…

Driving down the 210 West

Me: “Oh, look son, a tanker truck.”

Jack: in a very matter-of-fact way “Yeah. Look Mom, that tanker truck has a penis at the bottom.”

Sure enough, the valve on the bottom of the tank really does look like a penis. Should I be proud of his anatomical knowledge or weirded out that he looks for things like that?

10 comments:

Mallory Robin said...

Proud. For sure. The boy has smarts, very candid smarts.

Janeen said...

that made my day! it is the true joy of being a mom to boys!

Tara said...

Ahhh, LOVE IT! Whitney, can you please post a conversation with a 3 year old EVERY DAY?! It seriously makes my day! Um, also...PROPS on my reader request! I made it and Gary LOVED it! So, thanks! Now I need to come up with some more reader requests! :)

Shanicherie said...

I love reading the 'conversations'! He's so funny. Speaking of reader requests, that carmel popcorn you posted looks sooo yummy. AND I was just thinking about fun things to do for friends for Christmas gifts because I prefer to do things like that. So just be thinking for the holidays...cute and yummy gifts!

Lindsay said...

ooh....I don't like that "p" word. It sounds so gross. I would much prefer Carter call it something else. So when you have a girl are you going to have her call it the "v" word. Here's to embarrassing times with a little boy. Got to love 'em.
Interesting to read about penises and then food right after!

Tricia said...

Do not be weirded out one bit. It is what it is.

The only trouble you'll ever have is from prudish people who think the word penis is a dirty word that should only be spoken in hushed tones, if at all.

We've run into that once or twice. Most of them, family.

Jones Family said...

We use proper anatomical terms in our house too. You just can't go wrong. I love Jack!

ps. did you get my reader request? Blueberry Cinnamon Swirl from Jamba Juice.

Jodi Jean said...

hehe ... love it!! jack is soo observant. he cracks me up. we say penis and when #2 pops out she'll have a vagina.

total sidenote: i HATE it when people say potty. (i say "go to the bathroom") UGH i had a boss wo was 50 years old and informed me whenever she was going potty ... get over it lady!! total pet peeve.

it was fun chatting with you at the park on thursday inbetween me waddling around after aidan.

Morgan said...

it's a penis at our house. we corrected that one when my son was born and my three year old daughter thought her brother had a tail...
however, no vagina's around here, my daughter still calls it a choch... oh dear.

meg said...

Speaking of genitalia monikers. Courtney's childhood vagine name is my favorite: a go-go. Can't beat it.