Penis, vagina, poop and pee.
Yep, you heard me. All those taboo words that correctly help us describe our body parts and the stuff that happens with them. We all have them.
We all have poop that comes out of our bottoms. We all have to wipe that bottom and our young children need to be taught how to wipe. Little boys need to be taught how to pee without spraying the toilet seat and what to do if that happens. Young girls and boys, both need to be taught how to check to make sure the toilet seat is clean before sitting down on it and have a clean method for wiping it off.
Life is messy, sometimes smells bad and requires us human beings to clean it up and learn to keep ourselves clean. Snot, mucous, vomit, farts or gas, burps… all these bodily functions are not silly or funny, not intended to make any child uncomfortable any more than talking about their elbow, stomach or any other bodily function like eating or sleeping. They are just about being human. And we like that, right?
Let’s be great humans, clean humans and teach our kids what they need to know. No one learns by magic, they learn by being taught, practicing (sometimes being uncomfortable) and then achieving success!
So, at Caring Connection, we don’t make a big deal about it. If it’s poop, we call it poop.