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Thursday, October 15, 2009
Wednesday Words of Advice
If you teach your children the proper names for their private parts- be prepared for embarassment.
About two years ago Sister was having accidents at daycare so her teacher called me to tell me she suspected a bladder infection. So I called the doctor and made an appointment. I then called the daycare teacher back to tell her I would be picking up Sister in a couple of hours. Sister was assured by her teacher that I would pick her up soon and take her to the doctor so the doctor could make her feel better.
A little while later, the daycare teacher's assistant arrived while the children were all outside playing. Sister spotted her across the yard and proceeded to yell, in her loudest voice:
"Hey Jen, my mom's coming to pick me up to take me to the doctor so he can fix my vagina!" And if that wasn't enough- Jen didn't hear what she said and asked her to repeat it- before the teacher could cut her off. Sister repeated the whole thing. Oh dear.
Sister and I had a little talk later that day- not everyone wants to know what's going on with our body- so we will keep it between us. And that worked for a while, until she decided to talk about "it" in the grocery store one day...