There are two words that begin with the letter “p” that I prefer not to use.
The first, in my humble opinion, is a rather derogatory reference to female genitalia and is also another name for animals of the feline persuasion.
The second refers to bowel movements.
The first I shan’t write on my blog. Ever.
The second is the word, “poop.”
I hate it.
I just don’t like to hear it or say it.
However, having two little ones means that it’s inevitable that it’s used.
So, during one of our many discussions regarding how exactly we want to parent, this has come up. Well, sort of.
It seems that C. and I need to get on board with what we want to call the “p” word when Lila starts to use the potty.
I don’t like poop, or “ca-ca”. Nor do I feel that “dump” is appropriate for a little lady. (I laughed as I typed that.)
So, we’re thinking about using a word that for some reason, she already knows.
I can see it/hear it now:
“Lila, do you have to bomb?”
(I’m still laughing.)
However, after further consideration, and even though we think it’s funny, we’re not sure given today’s political climate that we should encourage our child to yell, “Bomb! Bomb! Bomb!” in a public place when she has to go to the bathroom.
But it would be funny…