Daddy has a tail? ....

(68 Posts)
Whatdoesthismean78 Fri 26-Feb-16 21:08:24

Sitting eating dinner tonight and two year old DD said daddy has a tail! Anyone else's lo's said this?

00100001 Fri 26-Feb-16 21:45:18

... what did you answer?

Iguessyourestuckwithme Fri 26-Feb-16 21:46:33

My 2.3 year old girl is fascinated by boys having Willies and girls not having willows and will go through all the people she knows saying whether they have a willy or not and also to people in the street

Whatdoesthismean78 Fri 26-Feb-16 22:26:05

I didn't say anything but my husband quickly said "like a doggy"... She hasn't ever seen male private bits.

Theneedygonzales Fri 26-Feb-16 22:29:14

Can you give a bit more info? It seems like this is bothering you in a specific way but I'm not exactly sure which way, kids say a marvellous selection of random things!

dementedpixie Fri 26-Feb-16 22:31:55

Not even your dh's?

slebmum1 Fri 26-Feb-16 22:32:03

God how has she got to two without ever seeing 'his tail'?

I'm not one of the vulva brigade but willow?!

dementedpixie Fri 26-Feb-16 22:32:41

Please don't keep calling it a tail, that's a terrible word for it

dementedpixie Fri 26-Feb-16 22:33:27

I think willow was a typo

Marzipants Fri 26-Feb-16 22:35:01

grin at vulva brigade, I bet they have a great logo.

AyeAmarok Fri 26-Feb-16 22:38:11

How on earth has she got to 2 and never seen her dad's penis? Does he not look after her very often?

AyeAmarok Fri 26-Feb-16 22:38:16

How on earth has she got to 2 and never seen her dad's penis? Does he not look after her very often?

MazzleDazzle Fri 26-Feb-16 22:41:38

My DD1 said this once too! And DD2 called it 'the long thing'.

By the way, I'm in the vulva brigade! Don't know why I bothered as neither of my DD use the correct words. Should have just gone with flower and tinkle!

Could she possibly have seen male private parts on another child? Or baby? Or seen her dad standing to pee?

Whatdoesthismean78 Fri 26-Feb-16 22:42:41

She doesn't have any siblings and she's never seen my husband naked. He always has shower before / after she goes to bed. So, that's why it's worrying me as I don't know how she would know that. I am wondering if this would be a normal thing to say given the above. I'm hoping I don't sound crazy but these things do worry me given my own personal experiences when I was younger. I really don't want to get carried away but it is something maybe I am more aware of now. She's also recently started playing doctors which could be something she's learnt at nursery, she's only been going to nursery a few weeks though.

hownottofuckup Fri 26-Feb-16 22:45:09

She hasn't ever been in the vicinity when he's had a wee? Like if he needed one whilst watching her in the bath?
She could have as easily been talking about an actual tail. All sorts makes sense to a 2 yr old.

Howmanyminutes Fri 26-Feb-16 22:46:47

Same word as ours used. My favourite conversation when she was in the bath around 2: mummy, daddy has a tail, and you have a bottom, and I have a bottom. And (name of very chubby 6 month old sibling with creases everywhere) has lots of bottoms.

purpleme12 Fri 26-Feb-16 22:48:42

I think my first thought here is that she was using her imagination and saying he does have a tail like an animal. I can imagine a 2 year old doing something like that with their imagination

Whatdoesthismean78 Fri 26-Feb-16 22:49:49

She definitely hasn't seen anyone have a pee and my husband wouldn't let her in the loo when he's in there.

BertrandRussell Fri 26-Feb-16 22:50:16

Did you ask her what she meant?

Whatdoesthismean78 Fri 26-Feb-16 22:50:29

Well apart from me that is.

shouldwestayorshouldwego Fri 26-Feb-16 22:50:44

Dd2 used to talk about dh's tail - it was his belt which he would undo when he came in from work and it would dangle down. Could be completely innocent.

ColdTeaAgain Fri 26-Feb-16 22:58:08

Why is your husband so afraid of her seeing him naked?

00100001 Fri 26-Feb-16 23:02:14

hy is it OK to see you wee/naked but not dh? confused

dementedpixie Fri 26-Feb-16 23:03:59

You know it's no big deal for children to see their parents naked?

LeaLeander Fri 26-Feb-16 23:08:27

I know of many people who grew up never once seeing parents naked or using the toilet. Not every family lets it all hang out.

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