Penis envy?

bigbrotherlittlesisterMy 20-month-old daughter and her 4-year-old brother have been taking baths together for over a year now, actually since she could sit at around 6 months. Obviously they take their baths naked but she has never payed attention to body differences.
We are now at the seaside and yesterday they were (exceptionally) both playing naked in the sand when she suddenly noticed her brother’s little penis. She started pointing at it, then looked at herself and didn’t find one. She then started crying, screaming “me, me, me” and wanted to pull it away!
Her brother was amused and ran-off with his treasured possession.
I thought it was really funny… and in any case a bit early for a proper explanation!



Comments (4)

August 10, 2009

These are the things i get to look forward to, now that i have a bay girl…
oh my!

August 10, 2009

funny! A similar thing happened to my cousins kids (similar ages). They were out hiking in the woods when the big brother had to pee and little sister was very jealous she could not pee the same way/standing up. They also had been taking baths together forever and it was at this point they finally realized their differences!

August 10, 2009

Too funny! Although I’m not sure why she wanted to own one – too much upkeep for me. 😉

August 11, 2009

how funny. my triplet daughter is convinced she has a penis just like her two brothers. whenever we shower together, she points to her vagina and says “mama, penis!” and she gets very upset indeed if i contradict her!!

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