My kids love their Aunt Amy, and her influence was priceless at our house a few weeks ago. Meaning. something that she taught one of the girls was good for a great comical moment.
It has to do with the post title, just in case you were wondering, but you know I have to give all the background first. I was reading on Scribbit this morning about words that Michelle Mitchell detests. It got me thinking of this experience from a few weeks ago.
I while back I wrote a funny post about the different terminology my siblings and I teach our kids to use for their body parts. (I can't tell you how many google searches have led people to my post title Conversation Pieces) Who knew it was such a hot topic? We just had another similar conversation (yet, not quite as racy) for a good 10 minutes with our friends at a cookout on the 4th of July.
So, in this previous post I made it very clear that we try to teach our kids the correct scientific terminology for the human body parts. Our girls know the word vagina, but we don't really use it. To the utter detest of my sister, we use the word crotch whenever we are talking about down there.
So, I was somewhat shocked and very amused the other day at our house. Bella was climbing on her sisters while still wearing her nightgown. She was just trying to get a better look at the GameBoy and Abigail wasn't being nice. Abigail was getting a little irritated with the pestering and she sounded pretty foul as she screamed out, "BELLA, nobody wants you climbing all over them in a nightgown with your GINA in their face."
I guffawed, "Abigail, where did you learn that?" She sensed my shocking tone and tried to calm me down with, "What? She knew exactly what I was talking about because a HUGE smile had crossed her face. She just wanted to make me say it too, hence the question.
So, I gave her what she wanted, "Gina". (My apologies to Gina as this is the same spelling as her name but you all know this needs a long I sound) "Oh, (while trying to play it off) that's what Aunt Amy calls it."
What does a mother say to that? What any decent family member would, "Oh...o.k. well I don't know if I like you saying that, it sounds pretty slang, but if your Aunt Amy taught it to you, then I guess it's o.k.
Abigail replied, "Mom, what's slang?"