I just had one of THE most awkward conversations of my entire life, with my stepdad of all people!
He starts it off with: because fysh doesn’t have a dad I feel I need to tell you this. *insert my over active imagine on overdrive*
After much beating around the bush: because fysh wasn’t circumcised I need to make sure he pulls the foreskin back when he goes to wee else it won’t stretch or something like that and he’ll need surgery when he’s older. (Turns out that even if they are circumcised they need to do this)
One of the joys of being an only parent is that I play both parent roles but of course not having a penis of my own I had absolutely no idea about this, makes me feel a little like a shitty parent for not researching all things… I think that I need to find a book written by a dad for a boy so that I can learn and make sure I’m not omitting any other uber important things that boys need to know and learn from their dads.
Fun times… now how the eff am I going to explain to a 3 year old how he should “properly” go to the loo… I aced the standing up part, this though… this is a little more daunting I’ll admit. Again the big difference between myself and a single parent shows up, at least a single parent the dad is still around to do this nitty gritty.