Today's episode of WTF Friday is brought to you courtesy of Syd the Kid, she's the sweetest little thing you could ever lay eyes on. She's very polite, a little on the shy side, extremely smart and totally hilarious, which is why when she said the word "penis" it shocked the bejesus outta me!!!!
Now I know all you parents out there who are taking the whole raising kids thing seriously are thinking "come on Ali, where have you been? this is the 21st Century and we no longer use words like ding dong, pee pee and willie! you need to teach your kids the correct anatomical words so that they are fine with them when they grow up". Well, sorry to bust your bubble, but I still call them wieners, junk and dingle dangles, and I just can't bring myself to teach the correct words to my kids...when they grow up do you honestly think they'll be saying penis???? I don't and it's never bothered me so why should they??? it's just such a funny word and to hear it from the Sydster was a real wtf moment.
Apparently it was necessary to ascertain the gender of the ponies they were playing with last night and she told her 'lil sis, "this one is a boy, you know how I can tell? he has a penis!". That's when my ears did the cartoon thing where they fly off the side of my head and then snap back into place with the sound of an air horn!!!!! A what????? I asked little Miss Biology where she'd heard that word and she replies "What???? that's what it's called!". OK, so I'm in my place!!
It's still ringing in my ears... that little innocent voice of hers, the high pitched, giggly, girlie voice and that word!!!!! I think the reason I shy away from it is because its the word they use in those hideous sex ed videos they showed us in school in the early eighties and therefore it's not just a body part but a tool to make babies with and it's related to words like flaccid and erect!!! Eeewww...... and another thing... girls are the majority in my house, we don't need to use words like that 'cos we don't talk about Daddy's goings on and there are no brothers who need to know what their deal is really called.
So that concludes wtf Friday... I am off to douche my ears and try to recover from the shock!