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meggy22 Wed 05-Mar-14 20:49:26

My neighbours daughters aged 5 and 3 yrs were staying at mine the other afternoon as my neighbour asked me to mind them as she had a hospital appointment. Anyway I was changing my sons nappy and the 3 yr old said to me - boys have a penis and girls have a vagina, my mum showed me on daddy. His penis is bigger than Noah's( my son). I was really shocked that she said this, Aibu to think this shocking or is this normal?

bellablot Wed 05-Mar-14 20:51:12

Sounds normal to me. My 3 and 5 year old DD's think this sort of thing is hilarious.

Guitargirl Wed 05-Mar-14 20:51:12

Why is it shocking?

Shakey1500 Wed 05-Mar-14 20:51:19

Normal at ours. I've only DS (6) but when asked what things are, have always told him the "proper" names etc.

gordyslovesheep Wed 05-Mar-14 20:51:56


bellablot Wed 05-Mar-14 20:52:00

To add. YABU for thinking it's shocking.

meggy22 Wed 05-Mar-14 20:52:16

That she showed her fathers. Maybe it's normal, I never thought about that before. I only have a son.

CaptainHindsight Wed 05-Mar-14 20:52:40

My Ds used to make comparisons between all the penis' he has seen.

He used to tell DH regularly that it wasn't as big as his Grandads.

He is showing off his grown up knowledge. Nowt to be worried about.

AlpacaLypse Wed 05-Mar-14 20:53:03

It's normal. Don't worry.

shakinstevenslovechild Wed 05-Mar-14 20:53:12

Sounds pretty normal to me. She probably walked in on her Dad in the bath or getting changed or something and asked her Mum, who told her the correct names.

DoYonisHangLow Wed 05-Mar-14 20:53:15

Hmm, I would say that's probably completey innocent. I can imagine doing the same, not in a 'come on daddy, get undressed so DC can look at you!' way, but just pointing out to difference if they asked. I'm a single parent though and EXDH woud never have undressed in front of the irks so it's a bit of a moot point. The youngest (2yrs) does seem v interested when her best (boy) friend goes for a wee though and often points out that carrots look like X's willy blush

SummerRain Wed 05-Mar-14 20:53:25

Totally normal, we've always walked around naked so the kids are well used to our bodies and we use the correct words for bits too.

MostWicked Wed 05-Mar-14 20:53:33

Can't see anything shocking there.
What is it that concerned you, using the right words or the interest in body parts?

TheWanderingUterus Wed 05-Mar-14 20:53:37

Sounds normal to me. Child has obviously asked her parents about parts of the body, parents answered honestly and matter of factly with the proper names.

Littlefish Wed 05-Mar-14 20:53:43

Sounds completely normal to me. Why do you think it's "shocking"?

RobinSparkles Wed 05-Mar-14 20:54:13

What she said is correct. confused why is it shocking?

DoYonisHangLow Wed 05-Mar-14 20:54:28

In front of the girls that should say. I'm such a slow typer, there were no replies when I started!

WipsGlitter Wed 05-Mar-14 20:55:22

I doubt she actually debagged her husband and presented it to her daughter.

meggy22 Wed 05-Mar-14 20:55:43

I suppose now that I think about it, it would be normal. I'm just not used to little ones using the proper words but I guess it's better they know the real words. Thanks

UnicornCrisps Wed 05-Mar-14 20:55:56

Totally normal to have a curiosity for bodies at that age and want to talk constantly about bits and bums!

DarlingGrace Wed 05-Mar-14 20:55:59

Err... I'v never seen my fathers penis nor been asked to pair comparison ... its not 'normal' in the real world, it might hip-right-on-there in MN-land but no, its not normal

Yama Wed 05-Mar-14 20:58:42

Normal in our house.

Normal when I was growing up.

Glitterfeet Wed 05-Mar-14 20:59:56

My parents weren't hip grin but I saw them both naked at that age.

CaptainHindsight Wed 05-Mar-14 21:00:33

DarlingGrace My DF takes DS swimming regularly - of course DS is going to see him get changed? He also assisted with potty training by crossing streams of piss and racing to sink a floating bit of toilet roll. Is that "normal" enough for you?

Please don't call my DS not "Normal"

That's fucking rude.

Sillylass79 Wed 05-Mar-14 21:00:50

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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