It’s Not All Mary Poppins

Get it right, woman

Nigel lies on the floor in front of me, a fresh diaper under his newly-clean bottom. We’re reached an impasse: his hand is firmly attached to his nether bits.

“Okay, Nigel. Let go of your penis so I can close your diaper.”

“Dat’s not my penis, dat’s my doodle.”

“At Mary’s house, we call it a penis, okay?”

“O-tay. Is a penis.”

“Yes, it is. Good man.”


“So, Mr. Man. You planning on letting go of that thing any time soon?”

He removes his hand, but gazes at me sternly.

“Mahwee. Is not a thing. Is my penis!!

April 19, 2007 - Posted by | sex, the things they say!


  1. All I have to say to this one is bwahahahahahahahahaha!!

    Comment by bluebunny | April 19, 2007 | Reply

  2. Such sticklers, aren’t they? If I slip up and tell mine to get in the car, she never fails to remind me “It’s not a car, It’s a truck!”

    Comment by ktjrdn | April 19, 2007 | Reply

  3. Once they find their “doodle”, they never really let go of it, do they?

    Comment by Andie D. | April 19, 2007 | Reply

  4. That is absolutely hilarious!

    Comment by Kellie | April 19, 2007 | Reply

  5. How perfect!

    Comment by Dani | April 19, 2007 | Reply

  6. Now – if only I could convince the Pie that she doesn’t have a penis. (Freud would have a field day with her!)

    Comment by bubandpie | April 19, 2007 | Reply

  7. ha! well, at least you know he’s getting the concept. 😉

    Comment by Lara | April 19, 2007 | Reply

  8. They get very proprietary very early, I’ve noticed. And isn’t Nigel George’s brother? I remember one of the earliest posts I read on your blog was about some similar conversations with George.

    Comment by Kat | April 19, 2007 | Reply

  9. My son (6) is a stickler with words. I swear I spend half the day arguing semantics with him. The kid’s going to grow up to be a lawyer. (Or a writer/editor like me!)

    Comment by BookMama | April 19, 2007 | Reply

  10. They do start early, don’t they.

    Comment by midlife mommy | April 20, 2007 | Reply

  11. LOL!
    At least you know he’s listening! 😉

    Comment by LoryKC | April 22, 2007 | Reply

  12. A doodle– that’s a new one on me. Nigel is very page-worthy. What a great kid! He more than makes up for Darcy growing older.

    Comment by Jen | April 25, 2007 | Reply

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