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curlew Thu 02-Jan-14 18:06:45

We are a family that's pretty relaxed about nudity, and ds just wandered out of the shower- and his willy and balls have suddenly turned, practically overnight, into grown up ones.

All perfectly natural and I love that he's growing up, but......waaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

SmileItsANewYear Thu 02-Jan-14 18:11:04

Not sure your son would love you posting about that.

SantanaLopez Thu 02-Jan-14 18:11:40


Why were you looking?!

curlew Thu 02-Jan-14 18:14:38

I wasn't looking- he came out of the bathroom to ask me where his towel was.

WorraLiberty Thu 02-Jan-14 18:14:59

And you thought you'd share that, why? confused

Alisvolatpropiis Thu 02-Jan-14 18:15:27


raffle Thu 02-Jan-14 18:15:56

I was stroking DS face the other day, enjoying his beautiful soft baby cheeks, and I suddenly thought how sad it will be when he grows up and has horrid beardy bloke cheeks.

I would imagine it was a similar feeling.

WaffilyVersatile Thu 02-Jan-14 18:15:59

erm ok, that's called puberty - you may want to buy yourself a book?

SmileItsANewYear Thu 02-Jan-14 18:16:55

horrid beardy bloke cheeks

This is hilarious and absolutely what I am going to call them from now on.

puzzleduck Thu 02-Jan-14 18:18:35

My DS is super proud of his developing hairyness, he keeps saying "look Mum, Ive got a few more today" whilst showing me all his bits I would rather not see.

ShatnersBassoon Thu 02-Jan-14 18:18:48

Looking forward to the next willy and balls update confused

SilverApples Thu 02-Jan-14 18:19:12

You'll survive the shock curlew my love, the next step is when he starts to think about using them... grin wine

<Proud parent of a beardy man>

NaturalBlondeYeahRight Thu 02-Jan-14 18:19:14

Think you are all being a bit harsh here, puberty (especially the overnight kind) can be a bit of a shock for the parents and kids alike. It's not like she was announcing it to all his friends!

TheOriginalSteamingNit Thu 02-Jan-14 18:19:24

No, that must have been a bit of a surprise! Even though of course one knows, with a twelve year old you haven't really seen them in the bath for a good few years usually and it must be odd to suddenly realise they are 'men'!
But yes: make sure he doesn't see 'threads I've started' wink

curlew Thu 02-Jan-14 18:20:03

Oh, God, is that one of those threads where I should have put "lighthearted" in the title so people don't think they should report me to social services or something? grin

candycoatedwaterdrops Thu 02-Jan-14 18:21:38

Uhm, a bit odd that you posted it on here. I bet he'd be thrilled.

Meerka Thu 02-Jan-14 18:22:04

no, that's really reasonable to be disconcerted! gawd what an awkward moment

curlew Thu 02-Jan-14 18:22:06

Don't worry- my children know my Amazon and Paypal passwords- but never my Mumsnet name!

Edinbugger Thu 02-Jan-14 18:22:25

Sympathise OP and with you puzzleduck - my dd is also v proud of developing hairyness and insists on updating me regularly. It breaks my heart a bit - it's hard to face that she's growing up (and ultimately away...).

Sparklingbrook Thu 02-Jan-14 18:22:36

I had the same with DS1 (now 14). He called me into the bathroom to look at a bruise on his leg while he was in the shower. blush

You see them naked all the time when they are little then suddenly you don't for ages and it's all a bit different when you do.

Some of these responses are a bit hmm

SecretRed Thu 02-Jan-14 18:23:17

Nah most of us can see that it's lighthearted. The others have had some kind of sense of humour malfunction.

fanjoforthemammaries7850 Thu 02-Jan-14 18:23:35

Tis a tiny bit TMI

LaurieFairyCake Thu 02-Jan-14 18:23:38

Why would anyone give the OP a hard time confused, this is an anonymous forum

Curlew didn't come on and say my son, bob cratchit, of 34 Camden town has big hairy, man balls.

Mumsnet is fuckwitted at times.

OP - sad when they grow up and sometimes it's very disconcerting. I felt the same when dd laughed at a blow job joke the other day on Friends as she got the joke properly for the first time after seeing it a dozen times.

TheOriginalSteamingNit Thu 02-Jan-14 18:23:54

Ah, my dd likes to look at my recent comments if I leave the iPad on the breakfast table! She always has a useful comment about who's being unreasonable.... Shall I ask her? wink

D0G Thu 02-Jan-14 18:23:59

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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