My wife and I are friends with a couple who are parents of a two-and-a-half-year-old boy. They made it clear during pregnancy that they didn’t want anyone using obscenities, from “hell” to “motherfucker,” around their kid after he was born – which is fine. Their call.
We recently found out that “penis” and “butt” are on the “forbidden words” list. Their son uses the words “pee-pee” and “bottom,” instead.
This doesn’t make any sense to me. I can see not wanting your toddler talking about his dick or his ass (or even out his ass…), but I consider “penis” and “butt” neutral words for those body parts. I mean, if you’re going to be embarrassed by your kid talking about penises, I can’t imagine being less embarrassed by him talking about pee-pees.
What say Dopers, especially parents? Would you object to your kid knowing the word “penis”?