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12:00 pm: PAnud (a story to savor later)
Because having the power to embarrass your child is important.*

Whenever Teddy's naked, he tends to grab his critical bits. He'll then smoosh, pull, and generally maim them until he's distracted by something else (bathtub: ooooh what's this? :pull: hey coool :squish: look! the shower curtain!) or covered up (diaper: faaar out! :pull: look how long this gets! HEY! I was using that! don't put it away!).

Because I want him to learn the proper words for things, I tend to say "yes, that's your penis [those are your testicles] Teddy." (Peter's response: "They're BALLS Teddy, be very careful, because BALLS are important!")

This morning, Teddy replied, clear as a bell: "PAnud!"

Dunno when I'll hear it again, but I was quite charmed.

* In the interest of full disclosure, here is my parents' embarrassing story about me... Apparently they had a specific verbal reaction to poopy diapers. One day, I reached down to touch myself and said: "YECH," clearly believing that that was the word for vagina.

I suppose we should consider ourselves lucky if Teddy doesn't call his penis "Stinky."

Current Mood: amusedamused


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Date:October 26th, 2005 02:46 pm (UTC)

Too funny

Kate, this is hysterical and sounds like an exchange that Luis and I have with Nicolas. It sure does look like it would hurt - but Nicolas LOVES to grab, pull, etc. his business :-) Luis thinks Nicolas will get "beat up" if he calls things by their proper names and wants to make sure he uses appropriate slang.
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Date:October 26th, 2005 07:37 pm (UTC)

Re: Too funny

Beating up didn't occur to me. Hmmm.... must think about that.

It does look as if the little tykes are hurting themselves, doesn't it?
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