Friday, January 20, 2012

A Quick Biology slash Geography Lesson by a 4 year old (warning: not entirely accurate)

We sat at the table slurping soup that was our dinner.

I was too tired to do anything but open up a can of Tuscan Meatball Soup and John was running late coming home from work.

Slurp, gulp, slurp.

And then Adrian states completely out of the blue, "Mumma you have a China and Finley and me have penises."

I "Mm-hmm'ed" with my mouth full as he stared at me and then I swallowed and replied nonchalantly, "Yes, this is true."  I was in no frame of mind to correct him on the pronunciation of my lady parts.  (besides, calling a vagina, a 'china' is pretty freakin' HIL-AR-IOUS in my opinion.)

Just in case you're wondering, we talk about male and female anatomy regularly at the dinner table in our home.  (no we don't)

(not that there's anything wrong with that)

(ok - so, yeah,  it's a little weird - but - who am I to judge?)

He then looks down into his bowl of soup, scoops up a spoonful and exclaims with far too much enthusiasm for vegetables, "Mmm carrots!  I looove carrots."


Laura@Catharsis said...

Ahahaha! Don't you just love the things little kids come up with? When we were potty training our son and allowing him to go into the bathroom with us, he looked at me with shock in his eyes and said, "Mommy. Where is your penis?" Oh boy...

danneromero said...

as a seasoned mother, i will say this. always, no matter what the conversation, go with it. talk. anywhere.. embarrassing or not. in the long run adrian will learn to trust you and will ask and tell you all kinds of things - things only meant for friends. seriously. i know. my kids are soooooo open with me because they know i will talk about anything. (they told me so. :D)

January Dawn said...

@Laura - he's so random! I have no idea where this came from!

@danneromero - I have no problems talking to my boys about anything and everything and I hope that they are as open with me as your children are with you. You're a wonderful Mother!