I realize the name of this blog is pretty interesting but that's exactly what this blog is about. My boy refusing to bathe, but loving to play with this penis. Allow me to explain.
The boy will be 6 soon, for quite some time now I've been explaining to him how taking a bath is a daily occurrence. Yes even if you just took one the night before. Yes even if you didn't go outside for recess today. Yes even if you didn't boo boo yet today. I've been trying to convey the fact that you get dirty everyday and therefore you must remove the dirt everyday. However, each night when I tell him its time for a bath he seems 1) shocked, 2) annoyed, and 3) defiant about cleaning himself.
So last night, as usual we go through our battle about the bath. He finally agrees to take one, but really quickly. I told him as long as he hits all the important spots I'll take it. Well after he takes his alleged bath, he comes in the room to give me a hug and I get a whiff of mustiness. So I look at the boy "boy did you wash up", "yes mommy, I washed up two times". So I tell the dirty little heathen to lift up is arm so I could sniff the pits (yes this is how my life really is). Needless to say the pits were funky. I went into the bathroom only to see that is washcloth was still hanging, completely dry. So he had just sat in the tub, played with a few toys and faked a bath. I run his water again and tell him to get back in. I sit and watch him scrub the dirt and funk from his body. Then I make him do it all again just for good measure since the little hellion lied to me.
So you are probably wondering where the whole penis thing comes in right? Well on the second round of scrubbing I stepped out of the bathroom to check on something, when I come back I see the boy sitting in the tub totally enthralled playing with his penis. Of course this isn't the first time its happened. It was quite early when he realized there was a little something hanging out down there. Since this realization he's become fascinated with it. To the point where I don't even think he realizes how much he touches it. Sometimes when I go into his room to wake him up in the morning he's laid out, legs spread eagle, with his hands in his pants (a la Al Bundy). He sometimes grabs it for no reason. And on occasion I find him just looking at it and playing with it randomly.
Now pre boy I thought men didn't get obsessed with their penis until they were in high school and the hormones hit. Now I see that it starts in toddlerhood (is that a word?). Its like some lightbulb goes off in their little heads when they see that little hanging thing and they never lose interest in it. I don't think girls have a feature like that. We're not all that excited about our vaginas (maybe aware, but certainly not fascinated), boobs are ok but again not a facination for most. Its just very interesting.
Anyway, thank you for once again listening to my musings and I leave you with this lovely picture for your viewing pleasure. Happy Friday