It happened again and I didn't know what to say. Tonight I had to give all three a bath at the same time and Kendall was interested in Clark's ummm...you know. And Troy and I have had a hard time deciding what to call "the parts." Since we have a mixed bag of two girls and a boy and they are the same age, it's sort of inevitable that they will have moments of curiosity and will have questions. We've heard arguments about using the correct terminology for various reasons and then we have heard from families that use the "cuter" terms. I used the correct term and explained to Kendall that Clark has what he has and that it is his and she needs to leave it alone. That's all that happened with it and we moved on, which was nice. I was afraid Daddy would get home and she'd tell him "Clark has a penis!" and he might have a coronary.
I'm just curious what "you", my readers, have taught your toddlers about body parts and maybe a "why" here or there, but no lectures please. I'm just looking for friendly ideas.