I’m considering a weekly feature of conversations with my three-year-old grandson. He and his mom and dad and their English bulldog live with us while their new house is being built. One of the best parts is spending time lying on the bed with him, having a quiet heart to heart. It makes me hopeful for the next generation. He is so wise and so much fun! This was today’s topic:
JP: Nana, do you have man parts?
Me: No, I have lady parts like mommy. You know, girl parts.
JP: Well, what’s inside your body? Do you have a butt?
Me: Yes, everybody does. Even animals do. Like Chief and Inga and Tank.
JP: They have tails, too, Nana, right?
Me: Right, and bunnies have tails (glad for the subject change)
JP: And horses have tails and bunnies have little tiny fluffy tails, right? (In that high pitched, squeaky voice)
JP: And I have man parts, right, Nana?
Me: Yes, you do.
JP: Right here (grabbing himself proudly, ala Michael Jackson…)