Saturday, January 24, 2009

When I realized I was a grown-up

I realized I was a grown up when my husband and I bought our first home. I remember one evening brining groceries in and I stopped him on the front steps and said, "Isn't it weird that we get to live here by ourselves?"

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Update on the whole penis thing

Today in the car coming home from daycare:


"yes, son"

"Miss Elisha has a ba-giant, not a penis"

"A ba-giant?"

"Yes Mommy, a ba-giant"

"Do you have a ba-giant mommy?"

So, here's where its funny to be me. Do I say, well yes honey, I have a ba-giant. Or do I sound out VA-GI-NA. Honey, mommy has a VA-GI-NA. Here I am cruising down the road, yelling and sounding out VAGINA, VAGINA, not BA-GIANT Honey. Can you say that? VA GI NA... I don't know if I can do it.

"Yes, sweetie. Mommy has a ba-giant"
(As does Miss Elisha by the way).

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Do I have a penis?

This morning:

Me..walking past Jonas's room to get his clothes together for the day.

"Yes dear..good morning"
"Good Morning Mommy!"
"Come lay down with me Mommy!"

So I go in and snuggle up with him. Ok, first I asked him if he was wet and passed my hand over the sheet...then I got in bed.
We lay there quietly, enjoying the snuggly quiet of the morning. After a few moments...

"Yes, son"
"Do I have a penis?"
"Yes, you do have a penis"
"Does daddy have a penis"
"Yes, daddy has a penis"

a pause

"Does Miss Elisha have a penis?"

Ok. here's where it gets funny to be me. Cause I am all... Miss Elisha PROBABLY doesn't have a penis. But if she did that would be ok. (Miss Elisha is his daycare teacher and a hot little blonde number). Now really if she has a penis that would be her private business, so should we really be discussing this anyway? So I ponder if I should say, boys have penises and girls have vagina's? Well, what about those people who have the wrong know, transgendered folks. Its hard work being me and being so open an accepting. I don't want to give him the impression that it would be wrong for Miss Elisha to have a penis... or to automatically ASSUME she has a vagina.

"I don't think Miss Elisha has a penis honey, maybe you should ask her today at school".