Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Things We Don't Want to Hear: Mummy, I've Seen a Boy's Willy

This afternoon, after school, Tall Daughter and I took Tess out for a walk.  On the path in front of us was a crude graffiti drawing of a penis. 

TD (aged 9) asked:  What's that supposed to be?
Me:  It's supposed to be a willy (yeah I said 'willy' instead of penis, so sue me).
TD:  *giggles*  I've seen a boy's willy and it didn't look like that.
Me:  WHAAAAATTTTTTT!
TD: Yes, I've seen Harry's willy.
Me:  *Deep breath, deep breath*  Who. Is. Harry?  (In the short time it took her to answer I wondered how long it would take to get a shotgun license).
TD:  He's Jane's grandson. (Jane is my ex-husband's fiance)
Me:  Deep sigh of relief when I remember that Harry is only 7 months old......

Phew.....


15 comments:

Insomniac Mummy said...

LOL and phew!

I'm totally dreading those moments.

:)

Nicola said...

Ha ha ha ha!!!!!

Brit in Bosnia / Fraught Mummy said...

Given my 2 boys love of peeing outside whilst waving at strangers passing by (I'm doing my best to stop it, but they get their trousers down as fast as anything) - any girl passing can say they've seen a couple of willies.

PS - I don't care if we are supposed to say penis. I prefer willy.

notSupermum said...

Insomniac Mummy, it'll come sooner than you think!

Nicola - yep, I can laugh now....

Brit in Bosnia - we're an all girl house y'see, even the dog and guinea pigs are female so I hadn't expected her to have seen one!

That Girl39 said...

Argh!! You must've nearly fallen over backwards there for a minute! Kids... don't you just love 'em?

Martini Mummy said...

Brilliant!!! I heard a fantastic comment the other day (on the television - the exact programme name fails me, but no matter):

Mother with a daughter says to another mother with a son: "It's okay for you. You only have to worry about one penis. I have to worry about all of them!"

Yes, I'm grateful I have a son.

Muddling Along Mummy said...

I definitely prefer willy to penis - only trouble is what to use as a girl equivalent ...

I can so empathise with the shotgun thing though

Maternal Tales said...

Hee hee. Funny (for us). Possibly not for you! Yep, definitely prefer willy. Never use the 'p' word. Yuck. Thanks for making me laugh x

Iota said...

What's wrong with 'willy'? It's a fine word.

Hot Cross Mum said...

Yikes - and phew-eee. I always refer to it as a willy - haven't quite found any friendly name for my bits yet - all the options sound so crap!

whistlejacket said...

Very funny, you must have been worried for a few moments there. Yes I say willy too. And 'bits and pieces' for the whole ensemble. But then this is a boys' house so these things get talked about a lot.

lunarossa said...

OMG, I would have had the most dreadful thoughts and probably would have rushed into school to see what was going on there!!! I think our kids are much cooler than us with regard to this subjects but there still should be some boundaries! Have a great weekend. Ciao. A.

La Belette Rouge said...

Really well told and hilarious. I am sure at the time it wasn't all funny.

rosiescribble said...

HUGE relief. Well maybe not huge!

Welsh Girl said...

Tee hee! Seems that TD is an art critic in the making as well...