Nope, not a typo. The title is penis. I said it. Twice. Going to happen a few more times so if you're already offended, stop reading.
So little boys (and I'm sure girls, but can't speak from experience yet) are curious. During diaper changes there's an occasional grab. So when that would happen I told Cannon what it is. I didn't call it a 'pee pee' or 'your privates', I called it a penis. Just happened. Just came out that way. I mean that is what it is. And because he trusts and loves his mother unconditionally, that's what he calls it.
Thing is, pretty sure that's what he calls it outside the house too (ie: at daycare during community potty time). They have these potties (is that the plural of potty?) that are not more than 12 inches off the floor (literally you and I would have to get help up) with dividers but no doors. All the kids line up at the potty and one by one, sit on the potty and then have their diaper changed or go potty (Cannon sits on the potty, he does not GO potty on the potty, baby steps--however he has started saying "Tannon pooping Mommy!" announcing potty related activity). So he sees bottoms, penises and the 'v word' (have some time before I say that one out loud and teach someone that one).
So I guess, it's better to know the right term and not have a toddler who uses a nickname for 'it', or is it? Next comes the lesson about where and when we use words like that. Pretty sure that comes way after always using a fork, sleeping in a big boy bed, and possibly potty training. Until then, his teachers can enjoy his language skills and know that his parents don't screw around.
The Best part? All words sound cute coming out of his mouth.