The moment in a child’s life when he or she learns about genitalia is a precious one, second only to the moment when they realize everybody poops. I know it is weird, but I can still remember when I learned that my older brother had a penis and I didn’t. This little girl Bailey just found out that Daddy has a penis and Mommy doesn’t. She’s still a bit confused about Grandma, however. At least Bailey is learning the real words and not “wee wee” and “hoo hoo,” which drive me crazy. [HyperVocal]
Growing up, I was never given any restrictions regarding whether or not I could wear makeup, or how much makeup I was allowed to wear. My parents, who are admittedly pretty laissez faire by most standards, are also the type to choose their battles, and what I put on my face was just not one of them. I expressed interest in products from a hilariously young age — home videos show me at five talking extensively about my mother’s fancy body wash like a regular Suri Cruise — and for all but a few grease-filled tweenage years, I’ve been beauty-crazed ever since. That’s why I find it so difficult to fathom why mothers, particularly those under the relentless and unforgiving eye of the media spotlight, receive so much flack for letting their young daughters wear a little bit of makeup. Keep reading »
I can’t handle the cuteness: the eight-year-old daughter of a Reddit user penned this adorable answer to a writing prompt about why it’s cool to be a girl. She says:
We have veginas [vaginas]. We get jobs. We are creative. We have stuff that makes us preanet [pregnant]. We have milk in our bobes [boobs]. We are smart. We have power.
So totally true. (Of course, she has no idea how much this “we have stuff that makes pregnant” thing will suck in 20 years when she’s horny and there are no condoms left in the box. But in the meantime let’s not burst her bubble about womanhood being awesome.) What a smart little kid. [HyperVocal]
Just in time for the 4th of July, the red, white, and blue Tide Laundry Detergent Pods have been causing major upchuck from the stomachs of little children in the last couple of months. Climbing from 200 in late May to 1,200 in recent weeks, poisoning reports have Poison Control Centers throughout the country blowing up! Toddlers have been scouring laundry cabinets in hopes of lathering their tongues with the delish taste of Tide Pods, many instances resulting in immediate visits to the emergency room.
Many of The Frisky staffers have also eaten some noteworthy “foods,” both in their younger years and recently. Some of these lip-smacking chow includes, well, puppy chow, doggie Beggin’ Strips, and milk bones (in multiple flavors, of course). Other non-canine foods that were consumed include crunchy poison packets found in shoeboxes and grainy fists full of sand. Keep reading »