This writing prompt comes from Mel: Maybe this has already been covered, but I’m currently struggling with it so I thought I’d mention it. My daughter is now two…what on earth am I supposed to call her lady bits? I cannot bring myself to say the word “vagina”, but all the suggestions I’ve gotten thus far have been even worse. “Tinkler”? Seriously? I’d have to gouge my eyes out every time she said it. GAH!
I was a huge Chelsea Handler fan years ago and heard her call a vagina a “pikachu”. I thought that was really cute so that’s what I decided to call my daughter’s vagina.
Since I still felt like I was 8, I was uncomfortable about calling it a vagina without getting the giggles or blushing if someone else was around.
We still call it her pikachu but I’m getting more comfortable with just calling it her vagina.
Which brings me to one of the dumbest things I’ve ever thought in my life. Well, with the exception of thinking how great some of my ex-boyfriends were when really they were douchebags.
My mom used to call my vagina a “tutu”. Ya know… the kind they wear dancing in ballet. I was into ballet when I was younger and would snicker whenever a tutu was mentioned. I would think how on earth is a ballet tutu also a name for a vagina?
Years went by and I didn’t ask why that was but it seemed like the strangest thing to me. How in the world could anyone keep a straight face when they said tutu because they were also talking about a vagina.
Then, when I was about 12, something about the ballet came up between my mom and I. That’s when I finally asked how in the world can they name a ballet tutu after a vagina.
My mom was like Elle, that was just a nickname I used for your vagina.
I’ve gotten it wrong all these years?!
I felt like the most GINORMOUS IDIOT in the whole world and still do. I spent the first 12 years of my life thinking a tutu was really another word for vagina.
Are there any goofs you’ve ever had with words? If you have a daughter, is their a nickname you use for her lady parts?
*Thanks, Mel! xx