Have you had the "why does daddy's look different question?"
My 7 yr old asked this question and since dad was at work, I figured it would be best if I just answered it straight up instead of doing the "talk to your dad" bit.
DS "mom, why does dads penis look different"
Me "well, dad is circumcised and you and your brothers are not"
DS "what is circumcised?"
Me "well, you know the extra skin that you have that daddy does not? Well that is called foreskin, and when dad was a baby, mama and papa chose to have it removed"
DS "mom, how do they remove it?"
me "Well, they cut it off."
DS at this point his eyes widen and he covers his crotch with his hand.
DS "um, doesn't that hurt?"
Me "Yes, but they do numb the baby before they cut it so it doesn't hurt as bad"
DS "Mom, I don't want that to happen to me"
Me (I giggled), "don't worry buddy, we aren't going to circumcises you."
DS "oh good, because I don't want you to. "
If you've had to deal with this conversation, how did it go?
Later DS asked more about circumcision and I went over as much as I could with him, in the end he thanked me for not circumcising him. Course he is really to young to understand it all, but I was surprised at how simplistic it all went.
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