love, life, and the pursuit of liberation
So tonight LA made a discovery tonight that I hope she forgets.
Necessary background information:
1-She calls her female parts her ” ‘gina” as in a shortened version of “vagina.” She also interchanges calling the same region her “booty” as well. So when she says that her booty hurts, you have to use context clues to figure if she actually means her butt or ‘gina.
2- I let her shower with me tonight to save on time. These forays are usually spent wrestling the pumice stone out her hand and convincing her that it’s not the best tool to wash our bodies.
So tonight, we were in the shower and she was brushing me with a foot brush. Then she stopped mid stroke and gasped. “Momma, I found something! What is that??”
I looked down to see what she was referring to and hoped that it wasn’t that.
“Oh my belly button?” I volunteered, hoping to deflect.
“No! You have an earring in your booty!”
“We have to get it out!”
“No, Bean. Um.. Mommy will help with that.”
“Okay” and back to showering we went.
I thought that may have been the end to it, but when A came into the bathroom later, she shared “Mommy! Momma has an earring in her booty and you have to get it out!”
Lord, I hope she doesn’t repeat this tomorrow at school. Somehow, I don’t think that I’m that lucky.