At my sister's house yesterday and my little 5 year old niece suddenly says to me really loudly in front of everyone - in the midst of a big silence -
"Do you have a Willy?"
I just ignored her and pretended not to hear, but she kept repeating it and my sister, eager to try to normalise everything (especially for her children) says:
"Of course he does. He's a boy."
Then my niece keeps repeating it - "Have you a willy? Have you a willy?"
So I turn to her and say "Yes".
I could feel myself going red.
Nobody wants attention drawn to their cock in a crowded room full of adults and children.
Anyway my sister then started trying to change the subject saying it is ok to ask a question but it's not ok to keep asking it over and over again and tried to get my niece ready for bed.
My sister and I have had many conversations about treating sexual questions as normal with children who ask questions and I think she dealt with it well.
I think it is important to not imprint a sense of weirdness or shame on a child's brain when they say such things.
My sister and I remember that from our childhood and she wants to remedy that in the raising of her children.
I wish I had reacted better and hadn't got embarrassed but it was so out of the blue and unexpected.
Any other stories of funny or strange things children say?