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I was wanting to share a couple of toddler stories that happened over the last month while we were on vacation. I hope they are, too gross. My daughter has been very matter-of-fact lately!<br><br><br>
At one point on our trip, I sat in the backseat of the rental car with her and she was waving at herself in the window. "I see my shadow!"<br><br>
I acknowledged it, and told her that it actually was a <i>reflection</i> in the glass (not really a shadow.)<br><br>
She went back to looking at her Baby Bug mags for a period, then said, "Mommy, I see your re-shadow in the window, too." I thought that was pretty cute (and interesting. I love when the connections are transparent enough to really see what's happening with language acquisition, word associations, etc.)<br><br>
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She and I have been spending a lot of time in bathroom stalls together, ever since she crossed over to independent toileting. Since typically I take her, and then end up using the toilet myself, she's usually privy to what's going on. So I was menstruating on the trip, and she knew. One day, in the public toilet, she piped up: "Does the blood come out of my anus or my urethra?"<br><br>
Ooof. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> I told her it doesn't come out of her at all (yet.) I added that in me, it comes out of my vagina. (I think it may have been the first time I used the term "vagina," since we mostly use vulva/labia. The anus/urethra thing came up in the past because she was mixed up about poo & pee, what came out, where. I guess the terms stuck! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> )<br><br>
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Along the same lines, I was helping her onto the toilet in our hotel room and I commented on how much peeing she did at once. I mentioned that it was from all the milk, water, and apple juice she'd had at the hotel breakfast. She chirped, "Yes, they turned into urine in my body!" That both surprised and cracked me up because of how often we say "pee" (I guess I didn't know for sure that she knew "urine," since we're always referencing pee-pee, etc.)<br><br>
Later that day, we were in yet another public toilet and she noticed that I still was having my period. She said, "Did the water and juice turn into blood in <i>your</i> body?" Oh man. I have to wonder what the people in the other stalls were thinking when I answered that one! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br><br>
Anyway, I just wanted to share.<br>
(Feel free to add stories of your own, embarrassing or not!)
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