I don’t know who taught my boys the term “nuts” to use in describing their own anatomy. It certainly wasn’t me.
I heard Jon, the youngest, crying (screaming, really) today, and went to investigate. Ben (7), apparently had kicked him “in the nuts.”
“It was an accident. I said I was sorry!” insisted Ben.
“An accident?” I asked. “What was it that you were trying to have happen?”
“I was trying to kick him in the nuts softly!”
Oh, and if that were only the punchline. Further discussion revealed that they had in fact been playing a game in which the winner was the one who could kick the other in, ahem, that area first.
Do I just chalk this kind of stuff up to boys being boys? I know I’m just a grown-up girl, but I don’t get it at all.