A touchy subject? Well, maybe but since I really just don’t know how to tip-toe around shit, fuck it, here it goes:
Why the hell is it the only part of our kids bodies we give a nick-name to? We tell them they’re ‘private’, we tell them to ‘cover ’em up’, we tell them not to ‘talk about them in public’ yet we give privates a cutesy-ass little name….
I mean “Weeeeeee!!” Isn’t that what they say when they go down a really fun slide??
Yeah, but ‘don’t talk about your wee wee’, and definitely ‘don’t touch it while you’re going down the slide!!!’
Vagina — there are SO MANY names I won’t even pick one, but most of the ones I’ve heard sound either like the name of a cute cartoon character or a childhood pet, we call it “ToTo” over here for instance… Wizard of Fucking Oz anyone??
So why do we do this?
Are we that uptight about kids discovering their privates that our coping mechanism to deal with the ’embarrassment’ of something that is totally normal is to buffer it with a word like “pooter”?
Are we ‘naming’ privates for THEIR sake or is it something that makes US feel safer?
Are we afraid that if our three year old says ‘penis’ in public they will come off as knowing something about sex in some way?
Do we think that our daughters using the word ‘vagina’ sexualizes them in some way?
Does this image make YOU feel uncomfortable?
We don’t approve of attention being brought to their private parts but we seem to single out those parts at the same time.
I’m not sitting here with any answers. I just was thinking about why, we as parents, can be so different in so many ways as far as how we choose to raise our kids, yet do so many of the same funny things…
I guess there IS one thing that connects many of us……….. the society we live in…..so tell me, what does that say about our society??
Just a little something to ponder.
One more thing I need to get off my chest…completely unrelated, and in fact, it’s bothers me waaay more then nick-naming private parts.
Since when the fuck are we supposed to give out party bags on our own kids birthdays???? When I was growing up, going to a birthday party was awesome enough. I would have NEVER expected to get a gift on someone ELSES birthday!
It’s fucking bad enough that birthday parties have gotten so ridiculously expensive, and now I’m supposed to organize all these games and activities AND give these buggers a gift bag at MY kids party?!?!?
Happy birthday to YOU! Now, whatcha get US??
FUCK THAT. Ok, I’m done.