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#1 of 60 Old 04-21-2004, 01:59 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Sooo...

I drop 14mo ds off for a couple of hours, and, as mil is unfamiliar with whole penises, want to tell her that ds's foreskin is beginning to separate and that the slight redness is fine, don't worry or try to retract. Simple, right?

She is SO uncomfortable with his being whole that she interrupted me THREE times jabbering about an entirely different subject while I tried to complete the one sentence! I just continued my sentence each time. For crying out loud!!! It's not a shameful, dirty secret, it's a baby's penis!


You know, just writing this here, I've realized that this is actually FUNNY! Guess I'll see the humor in her attitude now, instead of getting pi$%ed off!
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Thanks for the vent... anyone have similar experiences they'd like to share?
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PENIS*PENIS*PENIS*PENIS*PENIS*PENIS*PENIS*PENIS*
PEEEEEEEENIS
Sorry. Feeling childish today.

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Ohmigish,

I promise not to tell her you said that!!!

LMAO!

She actually had a "talk" with dh when he was 12 or 13, telling him not to masturbate. She wanted her dh to tell him, but he declined.

Of course, dh didn't have a clue what she was talking about, but at the end of it, asked her to repeat the motion she was referring to, and promptly began masturbating! Way to go, mil!!! :LOL
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since this type of person has a problem with penis I must add

Vagina, Vagina, Vagina. LOL
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Yikes. I think teaching someone how to masturbate in an attempt to prevent masturbation is the most ironic thing I've heard this year!


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You know, just writing this here, I've realized that this is actually FUNNY! Guess I'll see the humor in her attitude now, instead of getting pi$%ed off!
Sounds like my MIL. She hates when I talk about penises or breastfeeding. You'd think I was saying bad words. I make sure to bring up at least one of those words each time I talk to her.

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My MIL, too. When DS was first learning how to talk "Penis" was one of the words he *really* wanted to know. Everytime I changed him, he'd grab himself, and say "Dat? Dat?" and I'd say "Thats your penis" Well, MIL heard that one day when I changed him over at her house and said "UUUGHHH... Don't teach him to call it *THAT*!!" I just said "...but thats what it *is*?!" DH, FIL & BIL all started *killing* themselves laughing. Apparently, what to call it had been an issue in the family as long as either DH or his brother could remember, and MIL used to *ream* FIL out for using the word.

I can't wait to have a girl, so I can see how she reacts to me saying "Vulva" (she'll probably just think Im talking about a car...)

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LOL sounds like my MIL too.. my DH told me that when he was little, she called his penis his "pee pee thing".. and for the longest time, that's what he thought it was called... peepeething.. all one word LOL

i'm so glad that my kids know the proper terminology!

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I can't wait to have a girl, so I can see how she reacts to me saying "Vulva" (she'll probably just think Im talking about a car...)
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I'm sorry, this is too frickin' funny!!
I'm still laughing

Does that Vulva come in brown???? with a moonroof?????????

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lmfao....
can i test drive that new vulva?

*dies*

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I can't belive you people actually typed out both the P-word and the V-word. Sickos.:LOL
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OK, maybe I could set up a Vulva shop and print coupons in the newspaper:

"Bring your Vulva in for a tune-up and get a free wash job"


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Omg, I am just ROFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:LOL

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I just saw this. I am LMAO! Thanks!

:LOL :LOL :LOL
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I can't believe nobody's typed out the word that correlates with penis.... clitoris!
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Try my mother-in-law. She flipped when she found out I would be breastfeeding.

Her response: "I wouldn't do that! Breastfeeding is weird!" (Yeah, I forgot, bottle feeding is the natural thing to do! Right!)

She always asks me, "Are you STILL breastfeeding?" (My son is not even four months old!)

Surprisingly, she's never said much about us not circumcising. DH told me when she arrived at the hospital, she asked him in the hall, "Has he already had his circumcision?" DH said, "No, he isn't going to be." And that was it! Guess she doesn't really care.

My family, on the other hand, are total jerks about it!
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How do you mean "jerks"? Always commenting?
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.... clitoris!
Is that a Ford Clitoris ?

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Yes, always commenting. It was really bad when I was pregnant, and after he was born. Now they've settled down, and it's comments more like - "When are you going to circumcise that baby?" "Have you circumcised him yet?" And my grandmother loves to tell me how he is going to regret I didn't circ him and hate me forever. She is 100% certain he will have to be circ'd eventually.
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And my grandmother loves to tell me how he is going to regret I didn't circ him and hate me forever.

Oh, LORD!!! Even Grandmas can be ignorant. You should say "Hate? That is a strong word." "Do you think he will love me for slicing his manhood?" "because I want to be sure he will love me" :
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Is that a Ford Clitoris ?
Whats it got under the hood?

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Whats it got under the hood?



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Oh, my grandmother is a trip! I love her to death, but she is extremely old-fashioned. She thought breastfeeding was evil until my mom breastfed me, then she realized it was "okay"... but she about died when my mom bf'd for 27 months! She also thinks breastmilk is not enough to sustain a baby and babies need rice cereal from day one.. heehee. I didn't even bother arguing with her, I wouldn't have gotten anywhere!
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its amazing how the human race has managed to survive as long as it has with all the advice given by mom, MIL, and even grandmas! : i got lucky...my mom and my MIL have never EVER commented about it...my mom was actually in the medical profession and has performed the procedure herself she told me before my first was born that there was no medical reason for it, and if my babe was a boy, that i should leave it alone!

dont worry, your ds will thank you later for leaving HIS penis alone, i mean, after all it IS part of HIS body to do with as HE wants. just because someone is a parent doesnt give them the right to start cutting off parts of their childs body! life threatening situations not withstanding of course.
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I really have to stop and wake up when I realize, unfortunately, that the generations before us have been sooo incredibly un-evolved and warped in their thinking about such things as body parts that are essential and god-given in their making in order to PROCREAATE!!!!!! I mean, HOW SAD to not be able to say these WORDS. LIKE, What should happen??? will god strike us with lightening or will we be made infertile or something if we SAY PENIS????
YOu think they would stop and realize the ridulousness of their fear.
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It wasn't my grandma, mom or MIL. It was my sister!

Just after ds was born, we were talking about baby things in general. She interupted me and said incredulously, "You did circumise him, didn't you?!" With this "OMG, please tell me you circed him" tone in her voice. I just said, "Why would I cut off a perfectly healthy piece of my baby?" She tried to argue, but I cut her off.

ETA: Penis, Penis, Penis, Vagina, Vagina, Vulva

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yall are forgetting parts....


nipple, areola, breast!!!!

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Oh NO! You guys better stop you are making me VERY uncomfortable. I do not like this one bit. :LOL :LOL :LOL
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TESTICLES!

Two Of 'em! In A SCROTUM! Right Underneath The.....

PENIS!!!!!!!!!
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