So There's That.

Thalia has discovered her vagina. As in, really discovered it.

There is no page in the baby book specifically to record this milestone. I checked.


Blogger Marinka said...

And, you'll be shocked to hear, there's no Hallmark card to mark the occasion, either.

6/14/08, 1:13 PM  
Blogger Debbie said...

My favourite moment as a nanny came when the little girl I cared for (2 at the time) discovered her clitoris while on the potty. "Debbie! Looooooook! Wowooow! Preeeetty!" she kept saying. It was such an awesome moment. Perhaps it was so easy for me to appreciate the beauty of it because I didn't have as much of the stress as her mom did of keeping her from showing it to strangers because it's so "pretty"!

6/14/08, 1:39 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

It is the moment I have dreaded ever since I was pregnant and read this article: http://www.slate.com/id/2162293?nav=ais

I mean, seriously? How do you deal with "She really gets into it, and can go for long periods—half an hour, 45 minutes. She becomes very intent and flushed, and often gets upset when we try to stop her (probably because it feels good—duh!)"?

6/14/08, 1:43 PM  
Blogger justme said...

all day long sass is twiddling herself. ALL day long

6/14/08, 1:49 PM  
Blogger Mom101 said...

Oh goodness Michelle, it's not to that point yet. Yet.

6/14/08, 2:33 PM  
Blogger Jon said...

O man when Jackson discovered the magic of his weiner he just lived under a blanket for months. He was a sweaty mess.

6/14/08, 3:01 PM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

1) My son used to yank on his testicles so hard in the tub they would bleed. How this felt good, I have no idea. Now, when he poops and after, when he's waiting to be wiped, he'll grab at his penis. Just something to play with, I guess.
2) Sage, altho she doesn't touch it, is very fascinated by it, especially now that she's potty training. She will shout, if we're at a store and she sees a woman: "Mommy, she has a 'gina just like me and you!"
3) My friend thought her daughter was uncomfortable in her car seat. She was always wiggling around, getting kind of flushed. Finally, my friend realizes just what was going on. Yeah. That. Gotta love that 5-point harness!
So, despite this long post, no advice. Just enjoy this age of discovery! ;)

6/14/08, 3:01 PM  
Blogger carrie said...

Two words:

Hand Sanitizer.

Actually, three words, add "liberally" to that.

6/14/08, 3:56 PM  
Blogger Phatgirlslim said...

My oldest son was constantly playing with himself at 5 years old.
Me: Son, Do you need to pee?
Son: No
Me: Does your penis hurt?
Son: No
Me: Is it itchy?
Son: No
Me: Then why are you grabbing it then?
Son: (With a big grin) Because it tickles!

Ask a silly question ...

6/14/08, 5:43 PM  
Blogger Lady M said...

Maybe there is a scrapbook packet for this, complete with little colored paper illustration and lettering.

6/14/08, 6:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We've finally mastered potty training here (1 and 2) with our almost 31/2 year old.
He says it tickles as well.

The thing that drives me completely bananas is when he's bathing or toileting and he stretches his foreskin out as far as it will go and then TWISTS it around.

Again he says it tickles.

As after he pees, he likes to announce that his penis is getting bigger and bigger and BIGGER. (already he's exaggerating)

6/14/08, 9:49 PM  
Blogger toyfoto said...

it never occurred to me that i would grow up, become a mommy and utter the words "we do not put Elmo in pur vagina."

6/14/08, 9:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't stop laughing long enough to leave a decent comment. You all crack me up... And that Prudence letter is to die for!

6/15/08, 12:18 AM  
Blogger califmom said...

just wait, it gets better. my 11 yo son just informed me he's pretty sure he's starting puberty. "Why do you say that?" I asked, because I'm a sadist. "Well, my voice is scratchy and I've been having more frequent erections." Excellent.

6/15/08, 3:32 AM  
Blogger kittenpie said...

Well, good thing you have the blog, then...

My line has been that it's something you do in private, not on my lap during storytime.

6/15/08, 4:10 AM  
Blogger josetteplank.com said...

Here' is the truism you need to be aware of:

"Every time a child discovers a new orifice on their body, they will eventually shove a raisin into it."

~ Anonymous (eh-hem)

6/15/08, 9:41 AM  
Blogger josetteplank.com said...

I guess that should be "his or her body".

Damn that English, anyway.

6/15/08, 9:42 AM  
Blogger Tonya Staab said...

At least you have a blog to record this momentous occasion :)


6/15/08, 7:08 PM  
Blogger the mama bird diaries said...

Well, my friend's daughter masturbates every time she gets in the stroller. So there's that to possibly look forward to.

6/15/08, 11:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read in a book, "Baby's first year" (I hope I got the title correctly) that when your baby bears his/her soul; acknowledge it. :D

6/16/08, 5:43 AM  
Blogger motherbumper said...

And so becomes what I hope will be a life-long love affair.

6/16/08, 7:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i really do not want emi to find hers. ever. i don't even want her to grow up. ( oh my , she will have a boyfriend some day ! )
love all the comments, though :D

6/16/08, 7:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh man. Every time I change a diaper on one of my twin boys, its on. I spend the whole time swatting little hands away so I can actually get it clean. They make me nuts because I'm all like *don't touch that its dirty that's why I'm wiping poo off of it* and they just don't care. And bath time is definately interesting now. I never imagined ALL the things you get to enjoy with children...lol.

6/16/08, 8:39 AM  
Blogger Marketing Mommy said...

Every night at bath time my 3-year-old daughter reminds me that her baby sister "Doesn't know what vagina are yet...Because she only has a SMALL vagina." And mommy's? Apparently it's a "great big hairy vagina!"

6/16/08, 10:22 AM  
Blogger Miss Merry Sunshine said...

Oh god...see with the boy he's supossed to grab his junk. That's what boys do. I never even thought about the girl getting into it too. Why does this freak me out so bad?

6/16/08, 11:17 AM  
Blogger Velma said...

I will never, ever, ever forget giving my son raspberries on his body and having him ask me to "magic" his penis.

6/16/08, 1:12 PM  
Blogger Lumpyheadsmom said...

Lumpyhead keeps fondling his bunghole at diaper changing time. Bump is mortified. I think it's hilarious.

6/16/08, 1:23 PM  
Blogger Mocha said...

You know those novelty pens they make that require batteries and when you write with them they make your writing all squiggly?

One day an unnamed girl I know was playing with it and realized it tickled her vagina and hey! isn't that fun!

That makes a great cocktail story.

6/16/08, 8:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My daughter talked about her "jewel." I hope she keeps the shining of it private...call me an ostrich.

6/16/08, 10:21 PM  
Blogger PunditMom said...

Guess this page in the baby book will be your ticket to fortune!

6/17/08, 2:41 PM  
Blogger Karyn said...

All of The City discovered my kid's wanker when he exposed himself in the freezer aisle at the supermarket, yelling happily that he wanted to "Show Da Penis To Everybody, Cos It's POINTY!"

Good times, good times.

We shopped somewhere else for a few weeks after that.

6/18/08, 10:01 AM  
Blogger Queen of the Universe said...

Please please oh please, teach your daughters the correct names for their body parts. A vagina is an internal organ. The visible part of a female's genitalia is usually referred to as a vulva. The vulva and vagina are NOT the same things.

Hair does NOT normally grow in a vagina. Hair grows on the vulva.

thank you.

6/18/08, 8:18 PM  
Blogger Mom101 said...

Thanks for the tip QOTU. I addressed that on this post, or to recap: Down the road a bit, Thalia will even be able to understand the distinction between the inner parts and the outer parts. But for now she can hardly distinguish her back from her shoulders, so it makes sense to me that we're starting with a single world.

6/18/08, 8:28 PM  

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