There are lots of really good reasons to teach your children the proper (formal) name for their body parts.
But right now my favorite reason is that it makes for some hilarious conversations.
After having a discussion with Penelope about her private area (she was a little red so we talked about her parts, their names, what hurt, and who gets to touch her parts [her, mommy & daddy to help her wipe, the doctor when mommy & daddy are there]) she and I had this conversation:
Me: Poe, do you need help with your jammies?
P: No thank you momma, me and my vulva can do it by myself.
M: You and your vulva?
P: Yes, I got it.
P: No Bubby, I have a vulva. You don't. Only me and mommy.
M: Yes Bubby, you have a penis.
P: And I have a vulva.
M: *trying not to pee myself laughing* Yes, yes you do.
And now SLEEP.
Or lack thereof.
We're not in a Suck yet. But I'm starting to get so frustrated with G's wake-ups. He'll be two next month and he wakes up between 10 & 11 screaming for me. When he's put in our bed, he falls right back asleep and stays asleep until 5:30/6. He's slept 10+ hours before so I know he's capable, but at this point it seems like he'll only do it if someone is sleeping next to him - namely me (or my parents, apparently).
We pushed the kids' beds together in the hopes that having Sissy next to him would equal less wake-ups. So far it hasn't helped... He did great at my parent's house, but he was sleeping between one of my parents & Poe plus they have a super cool humidifier (we need to get one, our cheapo one broke).
I just don't know what to do with him, other than wait it out, which is probably what we'll do regardless - I just need to vent (and I need this to be documented so he - or his future spouse - can look back through this and realize that their child's night wakings are simply karma). I have briefly considered CIO, but we have no place to keep him away from P. I REFUSE to have two completely awake children at 12am. Refuse.
I will say that I love falling asleep with the kids... except the nights when it takes a half an hour. But holding Sissy's hand and having G-Funk curled up next to me with his cheek pressed against mine is just - heaven.
In other P&G news, a few times people have asked us if they're twins. Boy-child is up to P's ear now - soon he'll be the same size and will likely surpass her in height. He's solidly in 2T pants but is now in 3T shirts, child is long in the torso & arms. Swimmer maybe? Or pitcher, looks like he might end up left handed...
Girl-child is rocking the 5s, is 100% daytime potty trained and wakes up dry in the morning about half the time. She's getting really good at writing her letters and has started flirting with boys (already? WTF?). She continues to assert that she wants to be "a Princess diver" when she grows up and feed fish/clean tanks at the aquarium.
3 months ago