Sometimes when my mom’s group meets we talk about serious things, but last week we talked about what to call the vagina.
It took about three minutes to unanimously agree that we all would teach our girls to call it…
So radical, I know.
Yeah, yeah, so technically the “vagina” is just one part of the whole package, but the reality is that most other American girls are going to be calling it “my vagina” and none of us want to make our child the one weirdo calling it something else.
Maybe it’s wrong to want your child to feel normal and to fit in? I don’t know.
We talked about the 100,000 blog posts on this topic (I think my favorite is “My Other Butt is a Volvo”) and then we devolved completely into sharing our favorite nicknames for the punani.
One woman, (the same one with the excellent post-partum lube advice) told us that she grew up calling hers “Puita” (pronounced poo-wee-ta.)
Kind of sweet, no?
It sounds like a name for a furry little pet.
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