Penis Preoccupation

Penises are very important to little boys (big ones too)! It’s a frequent topic in our house. We have pretty much the same conversation over and over again with our 4 year old boy. It usually goes:

Mommy, you not have a penis?

No, mommys don’t have penises.

Mommy, you a girl?

Yes, mommy’s a girl.

Mommy, girls not have penises?

No, girls don’t have penises.

Daddy has a penis.

Yes, daddy has a penis.

Daddy a boy?

Yes daddy is a boy.

I have a penis.

Yes you do.

I a boy.

That’s right, you’re a boy.

Boys have a penis. Girls don’t have a penis.

Good stuff. Sex ed is over. Can’t wait until our little girl starts talking and we can add vaginas to our frequent conversation topics.


About dirtyrottenparenting

I'm a parent of two lovely (most of the time) children. I work full time out of the home and I don't cook well, bake, sew, or do crafty things. I keep my high heels and jewelry at my office because there's no point in having them at home.
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4 Responses to Penis Preoccupation

  1. Jen says:

    Oh, I hear ya! We seem to have moved passed the constant penis discussion right into “what is a period?!” Yesterday’s after school snack conversation was all about menstruation. Gahhhhhhh!

  2. Vanita says:

    I’m not sure who taught our 3 yo son last year that his penis was called a birdie. but that’s what he calls it. at first it caused confusion since we have parakeets. he’d argue that those were not birdies and would unhook his diaper and show you what a birdie is. after several months he finally accepted that the parakeets were birdies too. then one died. he watched daddy put it in a box and bury it in the backyard. now when he looks out the window, at the backyard, he mumbles “no put damian birdie in a box” and i have to reassure him we won’t.

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