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Christmasberry Fri 19-Apr-13 18:20:24

My little boy has just asked why his Winkie points! What do we tell him? He is four.

swallowedAfly Fri 19-Apr-13 18:21:20

that sometimes the blood flows to it and it stands up. why is this an issue for you? i'm amazed you've got to four before this discussion.

BeerTricksPotter Fri 19-Apr-13 18:21:31

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Hassled Fri 19-Apr-13 18:21:52

Because sometimes it gets extra blood and that makes it bigger.

Tee2072 Fri 19-Apr-13 18:26:15

I've gotten to nearly four without this question!

WeAllHaveWings Fri 19-Apr-13 18:28:20

Ds is 9 and has never asked why! I think he just accepted its something it does.

CockyFox Fri 19-Apr-13 18:29:27

This was how the conversation went in our house DS aged about 2 or 3
DS: mummy my willy is broke
Me: what's wrong with it
DS: It is looking at the sky
Me: They do that
DS: Does Daddy's?
Me: yes
End of conversation, not sensitive or difficult.

WeAllHaveWings Fri 19-Apr-13 18:30:15

Tell him you don't know because you don't have one and to ask his dad smile

swallowedAfly Fri 19-Apr-13 18:31:51

ds was always going on about it standing up in the morning.

Branleuse Fri 19-Apr-13 18:32:19

what beer tricks said.

it just does. now put it away

Shodan Fri 19-Apr-13 18:33:20


'That's just what willies do.'

swallowedAfly Fri 19-Apr-13 18:33:26

also telling me when he can't pee because it's standing up.

swallowedAfly Fri 19-Apr-13 18:34:53

my feeling is if you always talk about these things naturally and use them as teaching opportunities there's never any difficulty talking about things and the conversation develops as the years go by rather than suddenly having sex education talk in your teens.

swallowedAfly Fri 19-Apr-13 18:35:56

ooh whilst we're here - do your sons know about periods? i'm amazed that men make it to adulthood without understanding female bodies given the interrogations i get.

Christmasberry Fri 19-Apr-13 18:38:11

Thank you to the people who just answered without a dig!

BeerTricksPotter Fri 19-Apr-13 18:40:40

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swallowedAfly Fri 19-Apr-13 18:41:57

i wasn't having a dig btw - i'm genuinely amazed people don't have these conversations. ds has always asked about stuff very naturally. i remember my sister telling me that her exhusband didn't know how periods worked and i couldn't believe his mother had managed to avoid that conversation his whole childhood. i've already had to explain 50 times over.

sorry if i sounded snarky christmasberry.

swallowedAfly Fri 19-Apr-13 18:42:45

so he didn't ask btp?

BeerTricksPotter Fri 19-Apr-13 18:55:21

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Tee2072 Fri 19-Apr-13 19:09:56

Like I said my nearly 4 year old hasn't asked but he certainly talks about it a lot! Just not in that context.

Struckachord Fri 19-Apr-13 22:33:52

Neither has my nearly 5 year old Tee.

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