My daughters are completely relaxed about my bits and bobs. Not really noticing, and barely mentioning them in our little conversations.
But my husband. The only male in a household of four. Has been recently singled out for some very inquisitive stares, watching and questioning of late.
The kinds of questions that go right back to what makes a man, a man. A thing to be understood. If you can stretch your mind that far.
The trips to the toilet, which now involve two girls. One standing either side, looking up with great concentration, at this big vagina doing a wee.
"Daddy why do you still have your trousers on to do a wee?
Why are you standing up?
Daddy why is your vagina so big?
Why were you born with a penis?
Why don't you have a vagina?
Daddy why were you born a man?"
All this with my husband barely managing a trickle due to stage fright.
And then there's those larger philosophical questions.
"Daddy why do you like watching cricket?
Why are you sitting on your bum bum again on the couch?
Why did you just pop off on my bed? You should do your pop offs on the toilet.
Why is your bottom so big?
Why does your top lip have to be so scratchy sometimes?"
Watching him be the centre of so much questioning, has been incredibly amusing to listen to. But by no means do I consider myself out of the spotlight. It's only a matter of time. I'm sure my body will face plenty of criticism, and stares, as my daughters grow in to adolescents. And I know, by simply remembering the looks I gave, and questions asked of my Mum's naked form in the shower, that the level of observation and comparison, from a daughter to her Mother, might just be a little harsher than anything my husband has had to deal with.
Until then, I will continue to laugh quietly to myself, as I listen to my husband try to pee, whilst also explain some of the birds and the bees to Amelie. Oh and a Jessie who just likes to follow her older sister around and pretend she's a "big girl" in the know too.
Been on the end of your child's questioning about your bits and pieces yet?
Found it a little confronting?