a striking argument for using correct anatomical nomenclature with small children

We had dinner tonight with some new (and very nice) coworkers of Peter's. They have two small children. The three year old, in an excess of cuteness and friendliness, tried to climb into my lap.

"Noah," said his mommy, "Don't stand on her tummy. She has a little baby in her tummy."

Noah backed off immediately, gave me a quizzical look, and asked,

"You eat baby?"

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