“I like your willy daddy”
Not quite the conversation I was expecting to have with Matilda when I came out the shower but as a modern man I’m not uncomfortable discussing these things, they are perfectly natural after all.
So I replied with a ‘thank you’ and started to get dressed.
“Henry has a willy too daddy”
“Yes, yes he does, that’s because he’s a boy”
“I don’t have a willy”
(can you see we’re a bit obsessed with willies at the moment and what makes boys and girls different?)
“Do you not Matilda? Is that because you are a girl like mummy?”
“Yeeeessss” *starts inspecting her bunny* (to be clear I’m talking about a toy bunny here, this isn’t our name for her lady bits)
“Bunny doesn’t have a willy either”
“No? Is that because she’s a girl”
“Yes, she does have a bum though”
Is this what it feels like to home school your children? Modern man I may be but this is beginning to stretch my natural English resistance to discussing things ‘down there’. I can feel the sweat beginning to form on my brow, I was not prepared for this conversation so young and definitely not when feeling a little exposed wearing just my boxer shorts. So I decide distraction is the solution to avoid going any further down this path.
“shall we go and watch Postman Pat”