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A – Z Blogging Challenge, Raising Boys: The Penis Chronicles presents the Letter Z for Zonked

The google definition of zonked as a verb is “1. Hit or strike 2. Fall or cause to fall suddenly and heavily asleep or lose consciousness” (February 7, 2017). I love my older boy’s ability to zonk out, it has never been a trait I could master. However, he has fallen asleep chewing pizza, slept… Continue reading A – Z Blogging Challenge, Raising Boys: The Penis Chronicles presents the Letter Z for Zonked

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A – Z Blogging Challenge, Raising Boys: The Penis Chronicles presents the Letter Y for Youthful

My older boy is notorious for “mak[ing] fun of or attempt[ing] to provoke in a playful way” (google definition of tease: March 5, 2017). One of his favourite ways to tease is by trying to catch me off guard, particularly in regards to age. “Mom how old are you, 76?” a young voice inquires with a… Continue reading A – Z Blogging Challenge, Raising Boys: The Penis Chronicles presents the Letter Y for Youthful

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A – Z Blogging Challenge, Raising Boys: The Penis Chronicles presents the Letter X for X words

The first x-word that comes to mind when I think of the boys is x-ray for X-Ray Vision. If you have been following my previous A to Z posts it will probably seem a logical progression: super heroes, super powers, weapons, occupation, and strange games. The second X that comes to mind is XO for… Continue reading A – Z Blogging Challenge, Raising Boys: The Penis Chronicles presents the Letter X for X words

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A – Z Blogging Challenge, Raising Boys: The Penis Chronicles presents the Letter W for What did he say?

I warred with myself on this title. It was a toss-up between “What did he say?” and “Why do we teach them to speak?” I am sure at some point we have all heard swearwords coming out of a toddler’s mouth. In my experience they usually get the context correct when they utter those foul… Continue reading A – Z Blogging Challenge, Raising Boys: The Penis Chronicles presents the Letter W for What did he say?

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A – Z Blogging Challenge, Raising Boys: The Penis Chronicles presents the Letter V for Vagina

Parents Canada August/September 2016 edition published a short piece that I had written about my own experience with a curious son asking about body parts. My parenting adventures with questions about the penis and the vagina didn’t end with that article though. The body questions continue as do the blunders. In the not so distance… Continue reading A – Z Blogging Challenge, Raising Boys: The Penis Chronicles presents the Letter V for Vagina

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A – Z Blogging Challenge, Raising Boys: The Penis Chronicles presents the Letter U for Up the Nose

Way back in January of 2016 I wrote a post called Up the Nose: The Lost Milestone. In that post I discussed putting stuff up the nose as a lost milestone for children. How many French fries fit in a nose? How do you make a cheerio disappear? Anyway, I can’t say that too much… Continue reading A – Z Blogging Challenge, Raising Boys: The Penis Chronicles presents the Letter U for Up the Nose