Kids Will Ask the Most Uncomfortable Questions

My toddler is only now putting together very simple sentences, so I have sometime to prepare myself for the questions that kids ask that parents aren't sure how to handle.

Anyway, Uncle of the blog Say Uncle offered this story about his four-year old son, who had a question about his genitalia:

Got Junior out of the shower and then put The Second in the tub. I was sitting around when my wife walks in and says: You need to talk to your son. He has a question about his balls.

I sat there for a moment pondering what exactly a four year old could ask about his junk. And I settled on things like: What are they for? Why are they fun to play with? Why does it hurt when I get hit in them?

You know, typical ball stuff. Because, frankly, I had no idea what he was about to ask.

I walk in to the bathroom and he’s in the tub checking himself out. And I say Your mom said you had a question about your dudes?

I won't spoil the rest. But Uncle closes with this salient fact about parenting:

With kids, you mentally prepare for something, and it never goes the way you prepare for.

Link | Photo (unrelated) via Flickr user vomsorb used under Creative Commons license

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