Thursday, June 12, 2008
My child is interesting. I don't know where she comes up with the things that come out of her 2 year old mouth. I think she may have been here before. The whole defining body parts issue has always left me wondering if I am approaching it correctly. I know many people say that children should know the correct names for their body parts, but for me, having my little girl announce that she has a vagina is too much for me. And trust that she will indeed announce to someone, at an inconvenient time that she indeed has a vagina. I am not ready for that, and I am pretty sure her granparents, the target cashier, the publix grocery bagger, etc. aren't ready either. So for us, it is simply her area. It is an area, on her body, so I am not lying. I am just not giving specifics. So the whole breasts/chest thing has been tricky too. We have just called it a chest, and left it at that. Until last night. We were getting ready to go to dinner and Annika put her hand across my chest and said "These are daddy's friends". Well, the girl speaks the truth, but there is nothing that has been said or done in front of her to warrant such a comment. I swear. I am neurotic about not exposing Annika to anything too inappropriate. So I just don't know where it came from, but it is killing me! So in my mind, my breasts will now and forever be "daddy's friends".