First, a little back story: A few days ago I was changing Simon's diaper, and Isaac was watching. He noticed that Simon had "stuff" like his, and asked what it was.
"That's Simon's penis, he has one just like you do, Isaac, because you are boys."
Nothing more was said.
Last night was the typical bath night. Isaac was already in the tub and naked Lydia comes toddling in.
"Where's the peanut?" Isaac says as he points at Lydia's stuff.
"Where's the what?" I asked.
"Do you mean a penis?" I asked.
"Where's her peanut?" He persisted.
"What is a peanut, Isaac?"
He then proceeded to point to his peanut.
"No, that's not called a peanut, it's called a penis. And Lydia doesn't have a penis, she's a girl."
"Lydia doesn't have a pee....nus?"
"No, she's a girl," I explain as he looks at her like well what does she have? "Girls have a vagina." I say, forcing the hated word out of my mouth because I know it's the right thing to do. (We prefer "hoo-hoo".)
Again, nothing more is said, until he starts looking under my legs as I sit next to the tub. "Where is it? Is it in there?" He says as he looks.
"No Isaac, I dont' have a penis either, I'm a girl, like Lydia. Only boys have penises."
"Isaac and Simon have a penis. And Daddy has a penis." Isaac says to himself as a matter of clarification.
"Yes, you all have penises because you are all boys. Girls don't have penises and Lydia and Momma are girls." By this time, the conversation was beginning to embarrass even me. Little did I know.
"Oh, it's okay, Momma. Maybe we can grow you a nice, BIG, penis."
"Really, Isaac, I'm REALLY okay with not having one."