Gut Rumbles

August 13, 2003

once again...

I present to you the most under-rated blogger in all of Blogdom.

I had a "pee-pee" when I was little. That's what Mom told me to wash. I tell Quinton to wash his "peep eye." I wasn't raised around wimmen, so I can't comment about their early hygene from any real experience. I always told my daughter to wash her "privates." I didn't know what else to say.

Do wimmen have cute names for their privates? How do you you tell your kids to wash them?


Oh've got me really laughing here.

I can still hear my Mom telling my sisters , "wash your buddy". WTF? and she's a nurse!

We were 4 kids & 1 bathtub. Damned if I can remember whether she told me the same thing.

Posted by: LightandDark on August 13, 2003 07:22 PM mother always told me to wash "my business" could really take that and run with it in a whole nother direction couldn't ya?...*smirk*

Posted by: Charmed on August 13, 2003 08:11 PM

Sure, why not?
Mom used to tell me to "wash your tweenie."
If I had any kids I'm not really sure I'd call it that.
I cannot believe I just revealed that.

Posted by: Suzanne on August 13, 2003 08:13 PM

I feel as if I missed out on so much as a child. My parents never told me to go wash my privates or whatever other name they are called. All they would say is, "Go take a bath".

That pretty much covered everything didn't it?

Posted by: serenity on August 13, 2003 08:22 PM

I gotcha all beat. According to my mother, I had a duck!

Posted by: Hank on August 13, 2003 09:51 PM

Don't laugh but I used to tell my daughter to wash her "christmas". haha!

Also, any talk that was to be private was called "bathroom talk" because we always discussed those things while in the bathroom getting dressed or taking a bath. Somehow those names have stuck over the years. Cute I think.

Posted by: sonia on August 13, 2003 10:06 PM

My mother called mine my gash. She used to clean it with her tounge.

Posted by: Zinna on August 14, 2003 12:55 AM

ok, was trying to think back really hard, until I read zinna's post, very sick person. I just remember the boys being called "Pee Pee's" but we didn't talk about the girl parts! I was raised in a mostly Irish/Italian catholic family on the east coast ( my apoIogies now ) I tell my children to wash their privates and or penis and vigina when they take a shower. My kids are now almost 16, 11, and 8. I feel my 8 yr old son ( othe 2 are girls) is the only one that I need to specify at this stage of the game.

Posted by: Jennifer on August 14, 2003 01:55 AM

In one branch of my family, they refer to the female bits as a "mushy". Hellifiknow where that came from. "Peepee" is pretty unambiguous--only one place pee comes from in a little boy. But I've got all kinds of mushy bits all over my body.

But when I was little, I was told it was my vagina. Which is as laudable in its intent as it is completely incorrect. I spent the first dozen years or so of my life convinced that babies and urine came out of the same hole, and that "vagina" referred to the whole external region down there.

If I was planning on having kids (I'm not), I would be very radical and use the words "penis" and "vulva". Pretty scary, huh?

Posted by: shell on August 14, 2003 10:33 AM

We always told our little Anna to wash her "cooter." Said if she didn't, her cooter would get cooties of the worst order, "Cooter-Cooties."

Of course, not that she's 8, she doesn't go in for the cutsie little words. Too bad.

Posted by: Mamamontezz on August 14, 2003 04:30 PM

I'm guessing my Gen^H^H^H pack^H^H^H^H oh, ya know what I mean, was called either "down there" or "EVERYthing." My Mom, who in some ways was quite a prude, told my brother and I to wash "down there" or wash "everything," hence my conclusion.

(Actually my Mom didn't say "wash," she said "warsh.")

We told our kids to wash "between their legs" and as they grew older we referred to that area as "genitals" and "genitalia." (Now that they've grown up, they seem normal so I guess that was the correct designation.)

Posted by: Ron on August 15, 2003 11:33 AM
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