Sunday, February 7, 2010

What was that line about "the things that kids say?"

You know the way kids can be interested in their s.e.x.u.a.l. organs without any knowledge that there is anything inappropriate about it?  Because, at this age - there really isn't anything inappropriate about it - they're just kids, figuring themselves out.
 
So yeah, my 3.5 year old daughter is kind of obsessed with nip.ples.  (I don't want to spell out that whole word, for fear of creepy people.)

After her bath several months ago, she pointed to her own and said, "What're these?"  I like being honest with the kids about What Things Are Called, so I told her those were her nip.ples.  Now, whenever she gets out of the tub and we put her lotion on, she asks me, "Can I put some on my nip.ples?"
"Uuuuh, sure honey."  *Please let her outgrow this phase before she hits grade-school.*

Then one morning she was in the bathroom brushing her teeth when I got out of the shower.  She looked at me and said, "Wow, Mama.  You have biiiiig nip.ples."
I decided not to get into semantics and just said, "Mm-hmm."

To which she replied, "They're humongous!"

Gee honey, that is really quite a vocabulary you are developing. 

12 comments:

Laggin said...

You should teach her "ginormous"!

Stacia said...

I just fell out of my chair. Ha!

My daughter confuses arm.pits and nip.ples and always wants some of my deodorant on her "nip.ples." Ah, the semantic adventure of toddler-rearing! =>

idgtm said...

At least she didn't want to know why they were down by your waist.

Steam Me Up, Kid said...

Am I too late? Word on the street is there's talk of nip.ples in here.

You can never be too moisturized, in my opinion.

Vic said...

We bypassed nipple discussions in our household and went straight to good-time erection chats.

And not just with my husband.

Kate Coveny Hood said...

Eleanor went through a phase where that was the word she used to say "dimples". She's get the two mixed up and it would drive me CRAZY. There is something about that word that makes me cringe.

bernthis said...

I don't know if you saw my tweet hte toher day but my kid hit my naked breast and then yelled out "High Five!'

Captain Dumbass said...

My kids were playing some game the other day where they would say there was a snake hiding on them somewhere. My oldest told me I had a cobra in my pants. I'd like to say I related this to wife in a mature manner, but...

steenky bee said...

Well, I guess that's a compliment? It's awkward at this age, you know? And by this age, I mean mine. Thirty-XXXXX.

Maggie May said...

you literally made me laugh out loud!@!!!!

Kelly Dawn said...

**giggle** thats as good as last week when my 14 yr old SON walked in my room WITHOUT knocking and caught me standing in the middle of my room with NO CLOTHES ON - he screamed - i screamed - as he yelled "MOM PUT SOME CLOTHES ON GEEEZZZ....IM BLIND!" to which i responded..."DONT JUST WALK IN MY ROOM DUMBASS"...parenting at its best :)

minivan soapbox said...

First time my daughter saw mine she said "WOW. Don't those HURT!?!" Well yes, dear, they do. Especially when I run. That's why I don't. And I'm fat! :)