Bob is very inquisitive at the moment. I think we might be approaching the ‘Why?’ stage. The other day we were in the bath when I got into a bit of a predicament.
Bob pointed to my breasts and proudly said, ‘Boobies!’ I confirmed that yes, they were Mummy’s boobies. She then pointed to my tummy button and said, ‘That?’ I told her that it was my tummy button. She then pointed a little lower than my tummy button and asked, ‘That?’ I was stumped!
Obviously I know what ‘that’ is but the scientific names all seemed too formal to teach my 21 month old daughter. I have also heard many other words for this area which I would never use! When I was younger we used to called it a tuppence but my sister has ruined that for me.
One day she was at a neighbours house and she had some pennies. She dropped a two pence piece and it rolled under the settee. When the elderly lady next door asked my sister where her tuppence had gone she stood up, proudly pointed to her bits and said, ‘There!’
I have also heard it referred to as a front bottom but I don’t really like that. Parents of older children please help? What do you call it? Also, if anyone remembers what they used to call it please let me know. As long as it wasn’t tuppence.