So, LittleMan has a penis. The Swimmy does not. This has now been noticed.
In the past two days I’ve had the “penis-vagina” discussion three times. I hadn’t considered this issue before LittleMan’s arrival. I guess I just assumed because the Swimmy had been in school, she’d seen her other boy classmates “equipment” while dealing with the whole potty training issue. (The kids shared a bathroom at school at a certain age – SURELY they peeked? Right?)
Well, I gotta stop assuming things.
Here’s kinda how the discussion goes (every. damn. time.)
Swimmy: Mommy, what’s that?
Me: That’s his penis.
Swimmy: Is that where he goes pishy (pee)?
Swimmy: I don’t have one of those.
Swimmy: Where does the pishy come out?
Me: There a hole at the end of his penis and that’s where it comes out.
Swimmy: Why do boys have those?
Me: ‘Cause that’s how G-d made them.
Swimmy: Oh. What do I have?
Me: You have a vagina.
Swimmy: Is that where I make pishy?
Swimmy: Where does LittleMan make poo poo?
Me: Boys and girls make poo poo in the same place – your tushies.
Swimmy: Oh. I like mine better.
I’m guessing this is as far as we need to go right now. But, I’m also guessing the next set of questions won’t be as easy to answer. In the meantime, it’s a Kindergarten physiology lesson every four hours – whether I like it or not.