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Straightening up Miriam's room with her tonight and she picks up a toy horse made by Schleich. The Schleich animals are anatomically correct, in case you didn't know. She turns the horse over, looks at it and says to me, "Mom, does this horse have a penis?" I look at her and say "What do you think?" She examines the horse, puts it back on the shelf and says "I think it has a penis, it's a boy horse." Then she picks up a dinosaur and says to me, "Mom, did dinosaurs have penises?" I answer her "I don't really know that much about dinosaur anatomy. We can try and find out later." She says "I think they did, but this dinosaur doesn't have a penis. It's a girl."
She's quiet for a few minutes, picking up things and she says to me, "Mom, I use to think penises weren't a real thing but now I know they are real. But Mom, penises aren't for everybody, Mom."

Oh the giggles I had to swallow there.

Cause it's not actually that simple

Date: 2015-09-25 11:14 am (UTC)
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Would it complicate too many things to explain to her that not all those who have a penis identify as male? I don't remember how old she is.

Date: 2015-09-25 01:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I would imagine dinosaurs had cloacas.

Date: 2015-09-28 11:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It makes sense that they'd be similar to most reptiles and birds. But even then, there can be surprising cloaca contents. Please do a google image search on mallard penises, when you're not being spied on.

Date: 2015-09-25 07:42 pm (UTC)
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Ain't that the truth.

Date: 2015-09-26 02:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Heh, that's amusing.

Are you going to let her know that a lot of toys happen to be genderless representatives of the real McCoys? Ultimately, even Barbie and Ken are both genderless, and only present as male or female.


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