Anatomy According to a 5 Year Old

By Shannon Gosney
In Mommy Moments
August 7, 2009
1 Comment

My 5 year old has recently discovered that boys and girls and mommies and daddies have different body parts. Growing up, my parents had nicknames for these parts (a girl had a Poochie – still can’t get past this one, especially when they came out with a dog named that – and a boy had a Pee Pee – I could handle that one). Eventually I learned the true names, but even to this day I blush when the words come out of my mouth.

My husband taught our boys that they have a Penis. They understand that.

Yesterday, I was getting undressed and ready for my shower (and yes, I still undress and shower in front of my kids). My 5 year old walked in and asked me, “Where is your Penis?” I explained to him that mommies don’t have those, only boys and daddies do.

The next day, my husband was out mowing the lawn and our 5 year old went up to him and told him that “Mommy doesn’t have a penis.” I’m sure if our neighbors were listening, they were curious as to how my husband would respond. My husband stood back for a second and told him he was right. He said that mommies and girls have vaginas.

After stating this fact, my 5 year old said “Mommies have agina!” So now, he thinks it’s called an “agina.” I’ll leave it be for a while (blush).

I found this clip and thought it fit in well with this topic.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

One Response to “Anatomy According to a 5 Year Old”

  1. mommalovesmee says:

    Hahaha! I was told when girls have pussie and boys have pee pee whe i was kid.\

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