Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Last year, at Bob’s 24-month pediatric check-up, Dr. Bess let me know that our son would soon become curious about his body. She told me that he might soon notice that parts of his body were similar to daddy's while mommy's parts looked a little different.
Dr. Bess instructed that we should use the anatomically correct terms for body parts. I nodded in agreement, “Right. Of course.” Implying that I know that this is correct from all of those Parents magazine articles and the emails from BabyCenter.com and just being in the modern parent loop. I did know this.
And of course, we had been referring to Bob's penis and testicles as his "pee pee" and "nutsmens". I didn't share this.