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41. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 8y

Quoting Utrecht

Huhhuh, you said member

Yeah, it should be mĀ£mber.;)

And this reminds me. I have a problem that maybe somebody can help with since we are already talking about members anyway. If I am telling my daughter where we all came from what do I call it. I dont like those medical terms but I dont want to sound like a comentator on a porn movie either. So what should I call it.

[ Edit: Edited on Dec 14, 2007, at 7:27 AM by Mel. ]

42. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 8y

You can try metaphors like mountains, deep lakes, volcanoes and eruptions

43. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 8y

Quoting Utrecht

You can try metaphors like mountains, deep lakes, volcanoes and eruptions

Is that how u will explain it to your kids whey they start asking questions?
I tried to explain birth to her without using those cold medical terms or the too rude ones. I used a doll to point out everything and did not call the things any name at all. Then our neighbour was walking along the street with her baby and my daughter screeched "that baby came out of Stephies bottom". I gave the neighbour that u are just imagining u heard my daugher say that because your English is not very good smile. I dread to think what she will say if we see a couple hugging or something.

44. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 8y

I'm Peter, and so's my wife.

45. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 8y

I'm Crazy Aunt Bedelia and I'm armed with a full bottle of Southern Comfort.

46. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 8y

As for your question, Mel. I'm a big proponent of using the anatomical names for things regardless of the child's age. It beats using slang words which can get the child in trouble if they say it to the wrong person (such as a teacher). It also beats using "mommy parts" and "daddy parts". You didn't say why you don't want to use the anatomical names. I did find (while working in Pediatrics) that teaching children the correct terminology at an early age not only made them feel more comfortable about their own bodies, but it also helped when they needed to explain to a parent or medical personnel where something may be wrong. Many parents are embarrassed to use the terms as adults so their children end up sharing that same embarrassment. We don't call an arm that thing that hangs off the side of our body, it's an arm. The same should hold true of all other body parts - they are what they are. But, that's just my personal opinion.

When I was 17, I went with a friend to babysit. The daughter was 5 and came running up to us yelling," Do you want to see my daddy's penis?" She was so excited because she had learned a new word, which had come about when the parents answered her question about where her baby brother had come from. Granted, dad turned a bit red but we all had a good laugh and the daughter had learned the right word.

47. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 8y

Just tell her the truth Mel...

"Once upon a time, mummy was blind drunk and high on drugs and she went out to a nightclub in a seedy part of town. A strange blind man asked me to go to his car for sex, and being the tramp that I am, I obliged. We had amazing sex for 30 seconds before the blind man fell asleep, and 9 months later you were born. Having said that, I'm not sure if the blind man is your daddy; it was a busy night"

Too easy

48. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 8y

Thanks Isadora.:) That is what I will do.
I will draw pictures of everything and tell her the correct anatomical names. I dont think those names are very cute but at least they will explain everything clearly to her. She can rename everything when she is a grown up.

Ah James, that reminds me. It is about time I sent a Christmas card to my Australian ex.

[ Edit: Edited on Dec 15, 2007, at 2:52 AM by Mel. ]

49. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 8y

James is just remembering one of his many encounters with blind men and backseats. He just thinks everyone has been that lucky.

50. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 8y

Quoting Isadora

James is just remembering one of his many encounters with blind men and backseats. He just thinks everyone has been that lucky.

No, if it was me I'd be suffering from a mixture of shell shock and Gulf War Syndrome