Last night I was hurrying around at 7 PM trying to get baths going so I could watch my shows on TV. I missed Wife Swap but was done with the kids in time to see SuperNanny and Miracle Workers. Dominic may not be potty trained yet but he loves going before getting into the tub. He stood at the toilet, grabbed himself, back arched just enough to shoot it in the bowl. I told him what a good boy he was for doing it and then he looked down at his "weenie." Uh oh. He saw a drop of pee still there so being the gross boy he is, he stuck his finger on his weenie, got the last drop on his finger, and took a little taste test with a big smile on his face and smacking his lips with delight. NASTY! I told him that's gross and you don't do that but he blew me off and jumped in the tub and started playing with his weenie toy some more.
Everyone used to tell me about sick stories about what their boys used to do with animals, eating dirt, etc. None of them told me about the weenie affair that boys have. My child plays with his ding-dong more than his toys! I remember at a year old he started noticing he had something there but now at 3 it's a toy sent from Heaven in his eyes. You know it's bad when you catch him in the Al Bundy pose when sleeping. He's got his hand in his pants all the time. Sometimes he'll just rip his diaper off and run around cupping himself saying "weenie weenie heee heee!" He loves giving himself lil' stiffies and then come show me. It's all quite embarrassing and I really don't know what to do about it. I've been told in the past that you're not supposed to make a big deal out of it because then they think it's a bad thing. Well trying to ignore it does not work and I've tried telling him, "That's not nice" but that doesn't work much either. Is there any hope? Will he be terrifying all the girls on the playground when he's older with his hand down his pants groping himself? Will the Principal call me and tell me to come get my pervert child? Will other people thinks think I'm a bad mom because I have a groper?? Will he grow out of this? Someone give me hope.