Sometimes important conversations take place in odd places. Tonight: the restroom at our favorite Mexican restaurant.
Child: Mama, you pee out your bum because you don’t have any penises, right?
Mama: Yup. That’s right. (Where are we going with this…)
Child: Because only boys have penises.
Mama: Right. (Whew.)
Child: Well what do you have anyway?
Mama: It’s just a hole for pee to come out. (Is that what I’m supposed to say? Cause I can’t bring myself to say more. Good God, there is someone in the next stall!)
Child: Oh. Well, when I grow up, I am going to have big penises.
Mama: Really… How do you know? (Can’t help myself.)
Child: Well, because all grown up boys have big penises. Even Daddy.
Mama: Oh. (Dear God, how can I possibly keep a straight face? Even Daddy! Can’t wait to tell hubby this one.) Let’s go wash our hands now.