R. can NOT keep a secret. This comes in quite handy for me, as I can't always be the fly on the wall, watching all that my children do.
I can always count on my daughter to spill the beans because she likes to talk and talk and talk.
Our best friends have a set of twins that are six years old. The boy, L. and my T. are the closest of buddies. And the girl, S., and R. are BFFL.
Recently, out of the blue, R. said to me, "Mom, did you know that L.'s best friend is his weinis?"
"Yes, his best friend is his weinis! S. told me so!"
"What made S. say that?"
"Yesterday she asked L. to show me and T. his best friend......."
"....and he pulled down his zipper and showed us his weinis!"
She then giggled.
So, I had the privacy talk with T. and R. again. I tried not to make a big deal out of it because I know kids are just being kids. They thought it was funny. They were kind of right.
But now I had to tell my best friend.
"E. now don't get upset, I don't want you to freak out......" I then told her the story.
Her mouth dropped open and she fell back onto her bed. She was shell shocked.
I laughed and told her it was perfectly normal. She has three daughters and only one son. I've been telling her for years that boys and girls are entirely different. She never believed me.
I think she does now.