This exchange between my 6-year-old daughter and me happened a while ago, but it’s still totally worth posting:
So we’re standing in the make-up aisle of the local drug store…
6yo: (points to some cuticle trimmers) Mommy, are those for cutting off your nipples?
Me: WHAT?!? Why would you want to cut off your nipples?
6yo: you know, to try to get rid of them.
Me: you can’t get rid of them. They’re supposed to be there.
6yo: (exasperated) But how come sometimes they go away?
Me: (pause)………Do you mean pimples?
6yo: Oh yeah. Pimples.
Me: You don’t cut them off. You’re not even supposed to pick at them, although Daddy does.
6yo: Oh. (walks to the end of the aisle where her father is) Daddy! (shouting) You know you’re NOT supposed to pick off your NIPPLES!!!