I suppose it’s fairly lucky that when it comes to my kids I don’t really have a filter. Does anyone?! After a pretty hilarious (erring on troubling) few days of trying to give my 3-year-old the answer to her above awkward question, I got to thinking about all the other awkward shit she has started to ask now her vocabulary is allowing her to literally vocalise her every thought. There are loads I could go into (as I’m sure you can imagine!) and maybe I will in the future. For now, I’ll focus on this one…
Why Is My Mini Always Wet?!
This one has caused a bit of strife in our household over the last 2 weeks. For a while I thought maybe Amelia wasn’t wiping herself properly after a wee, or was maybe getting lazy and having mini accidents. After talking to her in depth about it though, I soon realised that she was actually referring to a genuine feeling of moisture down there. Now I am anything but a prude, but seriously?! Maybe this post should have been called ‘Things I Thought I’d Never Say To My 3-Year-Old’ because I have uttered these words too many times for comfort in the last 2 weeks;
“Mummy’s mini is always a bit wet too”
Of course this has been followed up with incessant questioning on who else’s mini’s are wet, and to be totally fucking honest I don’t want to discuss the moisture of anyone’s mini, especially not my mums!
I’ve also had to speak to the staff at nursery about Amelia’s *ahem* discomfort, because she’s been adamant that she needs cream to combat the problem. this apparently makes total sense in her head, although how adding a lubricant to the issue is going to work is beyond me.
The problem is, the staff at nursery were concerned that she was feeling sore as she kept asking for cream. So I had to just go there and explain her rather embarrassing predicament! I can’t fault the staff – they found it as embarrassingly hilarious as I do which was a relief.
Asking For Advice
The most amazing thing about the staff at nursery is that they come from all walks of life, and have all kinds of experience that I just don’t have yet. Some of them are parents themselves, some older, some have heard it all before, and some are newly qualified with all that fresh training still at the forefront of their minds. So when I had to ask;
“Any ideas on how to explain to a 3-year-old that mini’s are kind of… well… meant to be a bit wet?!”
there was a bunch of ideas floating around straight away. After the initial giggling had subsided, between us we managed to agree on a plan of action.
Writing this now, it occurs to me that Amelia hasn’t actually complained of her apparent ailment for a couple of days now, so maybe something has started to sink in!
I’d love to hear from you guys on whether you’ve ever had to broach something like this before, or any other awkward shit for that matter! Also, any advice on future embarrassing conversations I should expect will be gladly accepted!!