The Grass is Greener on the Other Side: The Contrariness of a Two-Year Old

6 years ago
This article was written by a member of the SheKnows Community. It has not been edited, vetted or reviewed by our editorial staff, and any opinions expressed herein are the writer’s own.

"No. I have gyna. Sister has penis."   Hmmmm.

 

"No sweety. You are a boy! You have a penis! Sister is a girl. She has a vagina."

 

"Nooooo. No want penis. Want gyna.  Sister wants penis."

 

"Oh sweety.  Boys have a penis.  Dog is a boy.  He has a penis.  DADDY is a boy.  What does he have?"

 

Little boy looks over at his dad who is doing dishes at the kitchen sink.

 

"Pots.  Daddy has pots."

 

"Yes.  Daddy has pots."

 

"No.  No Daddy have pots.  I want pots"

 

Hmmmm.  (Not quite sure how to respond)

 

Sister approaches brother.

 

"No sister.  No.  I have penis.  You have gyna.  No penis you.  No."

 

Satisfied smile on my face - guess we weathered through that anatomy lesson with flying stars.

 

 

More from parenting

Parenting
by SheKnows Editors | 13 hours ago
Parenting
by Lindsey Hunter Lopez | 2 days ago
Parenting
by Jennifer Mattern | 2 days ago
Parenting
by Jennifer Mattern | 2 days ago
Parenting
by Jennifer Mattern | 2 days ago
Parenting
by Jennifer Mattern | 3 days ago
Parenting
by Sarah Caron | 3 days ago
Parenting
by Madison Medeiros | 3 days ago
Parenting
by Claire Gillespie | 3 days ago
Parenting
by Monica Beyer | 3 days ago
Parenting
by Madison Medeiros | 3 days ago
Parenting
by Jane Chertoff | 4 days ago
Parenting
by Leticia Barr | 4 days ago
Parenting
by Jennifer Kirk | 4 days ago
Parenting
by Cristina Velocci | 5 days ago
Parenting
by Monica Beyer | 5 days ago
Parenting
by Kim Grundy | 5 days ago