Friday, July 30, 2010

Out of the mouths of little boys...

So, all four of us -- Spence, Fos, Daddy, & Mommy -- went swimming at the Y yesterday. Afterwards, we were crammed into one of those teeny little family changing rooms. You know the ones I'm talking about? The rooms so small that you're literally bumping elbows and knees (and every other body part) while you try to get everybody showered and dressed and out the door? It sounds a little like this:


"Mommy! Where's my flip-flop? I can't find my other flip-flop!"

"HEY, quit stepping on my underpants!"


"My bathing suit fell off the hook."

"Honey, can you hand me my bra?"

"It's not in here."

"Yes, it is. Look under your pants."

"Oh, there it is."

"MY EYES!!!!!!"

"My bathing suit fell off the hook again."

"Where's my shirt? Hey -- That's not YOUR shirt! That's MY shirt! Take it OFF!"

"I'm HOT! Why is it so HOT in here?"

"Yeah, I'm sweaty. I need to get back in the shower again."

"Who thought swimming was a good idea today?"

"Put your shorts on."

"I still can't find my flip-flop!"

"He's touching me!"

"My bathing suit fell off the hook again."

Etc., etc., etc...

Anyway, in the midst of this chaos, Fos turns to me and says,

"Mommy, what's that thing called that girls have but that boys don't have? You know? Boys have penises and girls have that other thing? What's that called again?"

Now, we've always used correct terminology in this household -- no nicknames for private parts, like Pee-Pee or Hoo Haw or anything like that. So, I know that he knows what this particular body part is called. So, I try to prompt him a little, without giving it away:

"Well, boys have a penis, and girls have a vvvvvvvvvv......" (I start making the "v" sound, to give him a hint.)

"I KNOW! I KNOW!...Girls have a VENUS!!!"

I don't know why this was so funny, but all four of us dissolved into totally uncontrollable giggles at this statement. Spencer and Foster started chanting, "Boys have a penis, girls have a venus!" over and over again, while John and I just looked at each other, helplessly laughing.

Ya gotta love kids! And, now I'm always going to think of myself as having a "venus". heh, heh...



  1. Got to love it!!!! That is similar to my son asking me a few months ago "Mommy is that your Penis" and pointing to my knee. I laughed so hard and said no mommy doesn't have one but if she did and it was all the way there I would have a different job!

  2. No kidding! You could make a fortune!!!