discussed before, we've made a point of teaching our kids the real words for things (including embarrassing anatomical parts), rather than using baby talk.
I had hoped this would give Elliot a certain degree of maturity — and unlike me, he wouldn't giggle when he heard these kinds of words.
Well, it seems like the giggling is inevitable.
The other day Elliot and I were looking at Alice's "Winnie the Pooh" book.
On one page, Roo is giving peanuts to a baby elephant.
"Why is he doing that?" Elliot asked.
"Because elephants like to eat peanuts."
Elliot started laughing.
"Why are you laughing?" I asked.
"I said, 'peanuts.'"
He kept laughing.
"Why would it be funny if I had said 'penis'?"
"Because you can't eat a penis."
I guess that is kind of funny.