I guess my son AJ has finally hit that age where all the questions you don’t have a simple answer for come up. AJ started by noticing that he is growing hair on his legs! AJ was so exited that he pulled up his pant leg and wanted me to feel it, his face was so lit up with excitement and a sense of pride that he is no becoming a “big boy” that I found myself giggling. This coming from a boy who has had such troubles with hyperactivity, listening problems and a delay in speech due to major ear infections! I am very proud at how far AJ has come along and each day he grows to be so much smarter, brighter and nicer to his family and friends!
Yesterday I believe it was, AJ walked in when I was getting out of the shower and wanted to ask questions about my body parts. Yes Yes .. the day has come where I have to explain why I have a different pee pee than him and why we have hair on our arms and eyebrows, etc etc. I don’t remember ever having these questions from my daughter, the only question I recall her asking was if her boobs were going to be as big as mine when she was grown up, my response? “Well sweetheart, I certainly hope not!” That was an easy question with a simple answer.
Now AJ is wondering why he has something under his pee pee and I explained those are his balls and then realized that may not be the right answer since now he won’t keep his hands of out his diaper! He also found out that he has a hole in his bum, I will not go into details there! Lately it has been one adventure after another filled with comical realizations from a three and a half year old who is ever so curious about his body and the world around him!
Question for Thought: What was the most odd question your child asked you when they were growing up? How did you proceed to answer it?