This morning I had Tertius, my preschooler, do journal time. All he has to do is draw a picture and then tell me about it so I can write his explanation on his paper.
He's still at the stage where he just draws some scribbles and then decides afterwards what it is. So he drew a bunch of circular scribbles and then hands the notebook to me.
Me: "Ok, tell me about your drawing."
Tertius: "It's a vulva."
Me: Blink. Crickets. "A what?"
T: "A vulva."
Me: "Do you remember what a vulva is?"
(We use the correct anatomical terms for body parts in our house and he has sisters. So I wasn't freaked out or worried, just surprised. Usually he draws robots, monsters, or ninjas.)
T: "Yeah, from Wild Kratts!"
M: "Oh! That character from the show! What was her name?"
T: He stumbled a bit on trying to remember what her name was but kept coming back to insisting that it was "Avulva."
M: "Well, no, because a vulva is a girl's private parts."
I finally remembered that her name was actually Aviva and everyone in the house laughed and laughed.
I guess it's a good thing we homeschool! I wonder what kind of note would come home from the teacher if this was at a regular preschool! :)