Good Vibrations

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

You all recall the "penis post" over at club mom right? Cause if there is something I want to club moms with, it's a penis.

Well, here is part two of what I would like to dub "Dawn's uncomfortable foray into the world of healthy sexual curiosity of the 8 year old."

Now, I am not squeamish when it comes to most things. As an early childhood professional, I had to talk about all sorts of bodily parts, fluids and behaviors. I learned to be direct and to the point. I used to want to crack up as I forced fathers to tell me Where their daughter's diaper rash was - exactly. Nothing like grown men hmming and hawing over the word "labia".

Emily knows all the correct terms for her body. I have taken great pains to make sure that she understands that her body is hers to explore, although it needs to be done in private and not on the living room couch. This freaks Terrance out in ways I can't even put into words.

So this weekend, we were visiting our friends and their son. It was the baby's first birthday and Emily was thrilled to be there with him. We stayed a while longer after everyone else left to chat and let Emily play with Jack. The other Mrs B. and I were casually chatting and vaguely watching our progeny play. Emily had pulled out a little radio flyer ride on toy. She was sitting on it and pushing buttons.

Out of the corner of my eye, I see her expression change. She lights up a little. Her eyebrows raise. She smiles.

"Mama! It vibrates!"

I look at the other Mrs B., who returns my look. We both start to laugh. Hard. I bury my face into a pillow. Terrance looks up and says, "What?"

Nothing, honey. Nothing at all.

Anyone have any ideas about explaining why the vibrations feel good?

Yeah, I thought not.

11 Baleful Regards:

jen said...

yeah, I didn't look at the title and was gonna snark "I think the Beach Boys have this one covered" but it seems you beat me to it.

(Oh and my word verification was "vuusy"...um...coincidence?)

E. said...

Hmm... Why explain? If you asked me to explain why ice cream is delicious, I might be able to. But it wouldn't be as fun as just going out, getting a cone, and enjoying.

Nancy said...

Did she drive that little vibrating sucker into another room so she'd have some privacy? (that would have certainly gotten Terrance flustered!) ;-)

TB said...

Oh man. I have NO idea, but please, please share what you came up with. I would love to hear :o)

mothergoosemouse said...

Take her to Brookstone and have her sit in the massage chair. She'll see that the vibration feels good ALL OVER, not just in that localized area.

Mignon said...

Reminds me of that toy that came out a couple Christmases ago - it was a Harry Potter broom stick that lit up, made all kinds of great noises, and vibrated. Of course the ad showed a young-ish girl straddling the thing, beaming. I think the thing was actually pulled off the market... damn Puritan toy-makers.

mama_tulip said...

I think Emily and Julia would get along smashingly.

madge said...

Reminds me of the SATC episode when Samantha gets stuck babysitting Brady. The batteries in his buzzy chair run out so she just plops her newly-purchased, never-been-used-for-its-intended-purpose vibrator in the seat with him.

Mmmmmm. Good vibrations.

Lisa said...

Mothergoosemouse has a great idea. I'd do that too!

Mommy off the Record said...

That is TOO funny. But on a serious note, where can I get one of those Radio Flyers?

Andrea said...

That's almost as good as that Ikea commercial that was making the rounds around email with the little boy playing "airplane" with the shiny silver vibrator. He discovered twisting the top turned it on and then giggled himself silly when it bounced all over the floor. The commercial was for Ikea dressers so parents could "pick up their toys".

That's a new one on Radio Flyer though. Maybe you should call them. Or you could turn that into those MasterCard priceless commercials. They're having a contest this summer, I think.

 
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