"What do you call your "lady parts" with children?
I mean, you can't go wrong with "pee-pee" for penis, but I'm not loving the word "vagina" (and technically, that's *not* my vagina, it's my vulva) and since Andrew (2.5 yrs) is in his name-everything-a-million-times-a-day phase I listen to a lot of "Andrew has a pee-pee, momma has a pee-pee, daddy has a pee-pee."
He surprised me in the shower the other day and said "Look at momma's bum!," pointing to what some would call the "front bum." From there, it turned into "Momma has a hairy bum. A hairy black bum." So, you understand why I need a name? He doesn't see me naked often, not because I am a prude, but we don't co-sleep and I shower at night, so there's not much opportunity for it.
I tried out "yoni," which is the Indian word, i think. Sounds much prettier, huh? Until at bedtime last night, Andrew caressed my cheek, grabbed my hair and said "Momma has a yoni hat on her head.""
I went with vulva. It's accurate; it's reasonably pronounceable; and I'm really into straight-up information. (Which is why I also went with penis and testicles.) Of course, then you end up with kids saying things like "Mommy has a vulva hat on your head." But what's the alternative? They're going to use whatever words you give them in a funny way anyway.
"Yoni hat." Heh.
Anyone else? What did you go with? And how did your kids embarrass you with language?