30 Days of Thanks: Expanding our Vocabulary


Ever since the kids were little, we’ve had random conversations here and there about good touch/ bad touch and why no one should ever touch your private areas. But we never had a long detailed discussion about the topic until last night. I don’t even remember how we got on the subject, but one minute we’re saying our prayers before bed and the next the kids and I are discussing how adults can go to jail for touching children inappropriately.

Fun times, those discussions.

When we were wrapping things up, we were talking about various body parts and I said the word “nipple.” Evidently, Bean had never heard this word before and she thought it was hilarious. The child laughed so hard she cried as she repeated it to herself over and over- it was the kind of laugh that got Scorch and I going right along with her even though we had no idea what was so funny about it.

This morning on the way to school, Scorch was being a turd to Bean- provoking her until she finally snapped and told him she wasn’t going to talk him anymore the rest of the day.  Scorch thought about this for a minute, looked right at her and just said “nipples.”  Before he could even get the whole word out, Beaner was giggling and all was well again.

Today I’m thankful for kids who know how to push each others buttons- for better or for worse!


About Heather

I adore my family, writing, books, cats, lazy mornings in bed, and chocolate. I'll never say no to breakfast for dinner, long talks with friends and lazy summer days at the pool with family. My life is often crazy, always awesome and one I'm so happy to be living! My side hustle is editing and proofing work. Find out more at https://heathercaryn.com/

2 responses »

  1. I’m pretty sure my husband thinks the word nipple is equally funny 🙂 Have you ever used any books to help you talk to the kids about such things? I know I need to start it with my kids but I am DREADING it and could use a jumping off point.

    • Nope..no books, although I know there are a ton out there as I’ve seen them at our local library. Our conversation was very unplanned and off the cuff and lord knows the number of ways I screwed it up. 😉 I plan on looking up some books this week just to reinforce what we talked about to make sure I didn’t miss anything. If I find any I like, I’ll let you know!

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