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Educating your kids about childbirth may cause interesting side effects.

Like trips to the zoo, during which your four year old DD asks very very loudly at every single opportunity, "Do (insert name of animal being viewed) have 'chinas?" Yes, hippos have vaginas. Monkeys have vaginas. Lemurs have vaginas. Well, at least the girl ones do...

And then, on the way home, she asked very clearly, "If the china is the inside hole part where the baby comes out, what's the other part?" And I just couldn't, no matter how hard I tried, I couldn't tell her the truth. I couldn't say "clitoris", but she was satisfied with "private parts". Tell me I'm not a bad mommy.
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And no, you are not a bad mommy... I wouldn't be discussing clitorises (clitori?) with my 4 year-old either. I don't want DD to be "that kid" who educates her classmates, generating a plethora of angry phone calls from other parents... nor do I wish to discuss the finer points of exactly what function the clitoris performs!
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LOL. I admit that when my eldest dd was 4 (and I was expecting #2) I was RELIEVED when she told me in the car that she knew the difference between boys and girls - and I told her to wait until we got home and we'd discuss it...and when we got home she said, "girls have long hair." I, being a good mother, of course said, "that's right." She's 17 now...and I'm afraid she's figured out other differences...
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Originally Posted by MrsSurplus
LOL. I admit that when my eldest dd was 4 (and I was expecting #2) I was RELIEVED when she told me in the car that she knew the difference between boys and girls - and I told her to wait until we got home and we'd discuss it...and when we got home she said, "girls have long hair." I, being a good mother, of course said, "that's right." She's 17 now...and I'm afraid she's figured out other differences...
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Hooot hoot! This is hilarious. Did she mean the clitoris? Or just the labia? The vuuuulvaaaa? Gawd, what unattractive names for our beauties...
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Hooot hoot! This is hilarious. Did she mean the clitoris? Or just the labia? The vuuuulvaaaa? Gawd, what unattractive names for our beauties...
Definitely the clitoris. When we got home she insisted on showing me the part she meant.
post #7 of 7
ROFL!! We just tell him the word for the whole part equivalent to the penis - vulva. Then when reading him a book about birth they referred to the "birth canal" as the vagina but he hasn't brought it up yet! LOL
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