This morning, Simeon climbed up on the end of the changing table while I cleaned and dressed Cordelia for the day.
His contended face suddenly turned baffled. “Where it p3nis?”
I told him that only boys have them and since Cordelia is a girl, she does not.
“Oooohhh…. where it girl p3nis?”
Again, we reviewed the difference between girls and boys. Cordelia was dressed and the habits of the day took precedence.
Later, Cordelia’s case worker was comfortably seated in the living room, where we discussed the imminent closing of her case and her settlement in our home. Simeon climbed up in her lap and with the seriousness of a neurosurgeon explained that “Cordelia does not have p3nis.” *weighty pause* “It lost her girl p3nis.” He sadly looked down and waited for the case worker’s response.
She looked to me for help.
“We’ve been talking about the difference between girls and boys… he’s still a little fuzzy on the topic.”
“Well, I’d say so!” she replied.
I’d like to see her do a better job. Pfft.