Last night as I was putting TJ to bed, he says to me very innocently, “I have a question, Mommy. Are balls part of the body?”
I asked him if someone had said that they were, but he didn’t give me a straight answer. It had to come from somewhere, though, so I suspect kids on the bus. Here’s the answer I came up with.
While not technically part of the body, “balls” is a somewhat rude term some boys use to describe their private parts. You know those things that hang down underneath your penis? That’s what they mean by balls. It’s not really an appropriate term for a second grader, though, so I don’t want to hear you using it that way.
That was good enough for him.
Elementary school comes with so many fun questions, doesn’t it?