we use the correct words for all body parts. i remember reading somewhere that you should always call everything by what it is, that way if something ever gets hurt or happens and you're not with your child, there's no confusion as to what part has fallen victim. got it?
ok, so molly has a new found fascination with the word 'penis'. not an unfamiliar word. we have 2 in our house. however, colby (and daddy for the most part) know that this word is reserved for the bathroom unless theres a legitimate reason to use it otherwise. colby went through a period a while back where he would just stand in the bathroom and yell "PENIS!!" at the top of his lungs because its ok to say it in there.
moving on. i don't know if its because she doesnt have one or what, but she's really interested in this particular appendage. and because she knows shes not allowed to talk about it, she inconspicuously slides it into conversations in place of other words, i guess thinking we wont notice. like last night she was looking for her mitten. she had one mitten on, but couldn't find the other one. however instead of saying 'where's my mitten?', she was saying "where's my penis?" this has happened with her dolls as well as other various things. we re-explained that that word is reserved for the bathroom, and quite frankly, she has no reason to be saying it at all seeing as how she doesnt have one!
has anyone else experienced this with their daughter? should i be worried?