No I will not sing about your penis!

I made up this little song that can be sung about virtually anything the kids come up with. Mostly my daughter wants me to sing about trees and her friends at daycare. My son is a little more creative and comes up with a huge range of things to sing about.

This morning as we were driving to the park for a hike, my son’s request was, “Mommy I want you to sing about I love my penis!”

“No I will not sing about your penis!”

I think that’s just a good rule for any family to have. Setting boundaries is very  important in the whole scheme of parenting. On the other hand, you still want to encourage creativity.

“You can sing about your penis if you want to, but mommy doesn’t sing songs about penises.”

See, boundaries and creativity.


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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9 Responses to No I will not sing about your penis!

  1. Agreed. You can’t restrain a boys urge to announce (at times in song) the glories of his penis. But that’s probably the one glory a mom can only hum about.

  2. Kathy V. says:

    I make up songs for my son, too. He’s not talking yet, so some of the songs are pretty stream-of-consciousness. One day, my husband heard me singing over the baby monitor as I was changing the baby’s diaper. I was singing (at length) about how we change his diaper because ‘nobody likes marinated baby penis.’ Now I make sure that we turn off the monitor before I start my singing, because my husband will never EVER let me forget about it.

  3. unfinishedbizness says:

    this makes me happy to have a little girl that refers to her vagina as her “private area” still at 7 years old LOL

  4. OMG! I laughed out loud!!! Let me guess: your son is probably somewhere between about 5 and 7, maybe? I can totally seem my own 7 year old son asking me to do that! Actually, I don’t DARE tell you some of the conversations we’ve had about his proudest appendage! LOL!

  5. shannon2818 says:

    My son got in trouble for talking about his penis with a friend. Whoops!

  6. you could have taught him ‘wee willie winkie’ … although given that www ran all through the town etc it’s probably no longer on the recommended and politically correct nursery rhymes list.

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