Thursday, April 26, 2007

Hindsight is 20/20

I recently taught Little Guy to say "vagina", "penis", and "boob." I opted for teaching him the "official" words for body parts - with the exception of "boob", which I prefer to "breast" for some reason.

Anyway, I thought it was kinda cute how he had all of these new words. Plus, I want him to feel comfortable with the parts of the body - after all, they are beautiful and nothing to be ashamed of.


I didn't count on what would happen when I took shopping with me for maternity clothes. I could only endure a couple minutes of him squealing "mommy....boob-ie!.... vageeeeena!" in the dressing room before I had to get the hell outta there.

Can you say humiliation?

How will we ever go clothes shopping again?


Blogger Kyla said...

Hahahaha! My son calls boobs "apples" for some reason, and one time I was bathing suit shopping and had him with me and he exclaimed "Hey Momma, your apple holder matches your underpants!" Its not quite as embarrassing as what Little Guy said, but I'm sure people were wondering what an apple holder is and why I was trying one on.

(glad you are posting a teensy bit)

6:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh that is tooo funny! my cousin once taught her 3 and 5 year old girls about their periods that they would get some day. The 3 year old couldn't get over it and while they were at the store she kept saying "the blood, the blood, the blooooooooooood." LOL.

6:34 PM  
Blogger Damselfly said...

At least you're kind of anonymous in a dressing room?

But you know what? You have just made me realize that life with a little boy involves taking into places like the women's restroom and dressing rooms. Whoa!

6:43 PM  
Blogger Mona said...

Yay for proper words! My mom referred to vaginas as "pancakes" and to this day I still have a problem entering IHOP.

7:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My daughter told me today...Mamma. I wanna touch your bosoms...Nice right?

7:14 PM  
Blogger Mommy off the Record said...

omg, all these comments are cracking me up!

7:45 PM  
Blogger Mel said...

Apples and IHOP: Two food sources that I will be vaguely uncomfortable with for at least a day or two.

11:18 PM  
Anonymous chelle said...

hehe I am all about the proper terminology ... even when it is in less than comfortable locations :P

8:46 AM  
Blogger mamatulip said...

I have taught Julia the proper words too and I know one day that will bite me in the ass.

The ASS.

9:29 AM  
Blogger lildb said...

oh, snap. he nailed you.

anyway, it makes for a damn fine story, babe.


12:56 PM  
Blogger Jodi said...

oh oh oh I am so happy to see a post from you here! Awesomely awesome. Connor calls bras "boob holders". And my kids don't know the technical term for any body part. I am a BAD mommy. That is too funny about your dressing room experiences though. I still haven't figured out how to explain to my kids about the Tampax machine in the ladies room or worse yet the condom machine in gas stations bathrooms. Lord have mercy!

5:08 PM  
Blogger Lawyer Mama said...

Ah! A post! You gotta love the toddler timing.

When my 2 year old is tantruming in public & we pick him up to cart him off, he reaches out to random passers by screaming "Help me! Help me!"

We'll miss these years someday. Baaaaahaaaa!

6:10 PM  
Blogger Jill Urbane, The Mentor Mom said...

I don't know why, but when my daughter was little, she decided to call boobs "broccolis." I understand the first part, i.e., "bro" = "bra" but where she came up with the rest of it I have no idea.

7:05 PM  
Blogger Andrea said...

That is so cute! I bet others thought it was cute, too. :)

10:41 AM  
Anonymous krista said...

I have a little tattoo of a sun on my lower back (aka ass) and George points to it and says, "mommysunshine" pretty much all day long at random intervals.

3:40 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...


Oh sorry but that's funny!

10:38 PM  
Anonymous Ortizzle said...

LOL!! My sister did the same thing with her daughter when she was about 4 years old (and had a little brother who was then 2). Guess what? A few weeks later they were in an airport waiting lounge, and my niece decided to run up and down the hallways shrieking at the top of her lungs:

Mommy and I have VAGINAS!
Daddy and Paul have PENISISES!

(My niece had a little difficulty with the plural of penis, but that was really the least of my sister's problems!)

10:17 AM  
Blogger Pendullum said...

It gets better... Especially when you have to take him into the ladies change roomafter swimming.... a cornicopia of words to spread there....

5:28 AM  
Blogger Guinevere Meadow said...

LOL! That's too funny. I'm sure I will one day experience something similar with my own little boy! Right now I'm grateful that I don't yet have to worry about that sort of thing!

9:56 AM  
Anonymous Taylor said...

Hilarious story. It's really too bad you aren't able to keep up the posts regularly, but certainly understandable as we all have "real lives."

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4:38 PM  
Anonymous said...

Holy cow, between your post and your comments, I'm getting a stitch in my side laughing :^)

8:28 PM  
Blogger Dana J. Tuszke said...

This is just so funny! How old is he? My son is nearly 3 and he calls a boob a "boop". He'll embarrass me in the middle of a grocery store by saying, "Mumma's boops are big."

It's awful.

11:39 AM  
Blogger carrie said...

I kinda prefer "Virginia". That way you can just say you were talking about the 50 states . . .er, something like that.


6:38 PM  
Blogger Twisted Cinderella said...

LOL Too funny! how completely embarressing and i so get it.

9:27 AM  
Blogger Mom101 said...

Ha I've also been working on those words - including boob. I say breast when I'm in formal mode, but half the time she grabs 'em and I'm like, "let go of mommy's boobs" so that's probably what's going to stick.

I'll keep you posted with any public humiliation incidents, which have yet to occur.

12:52 PM  

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