I am participating in the Blogging From A-Z Challenge. Each day in April (except the last 4 Sundays), I will post topic themes that begin with the letters of the alphabet, from A-Z. Today's letter is V.
The letter V may bring a few different words to mind, but the first word that I think of is "vagina". Yes, I have one. I think it's pretty rad, except for about 7 days out of the month. And even then, it's not really my vagina's fault that all that happens.
Growing up, I never used the word "vagina". I called it "my privates" or "crotch" or any various other nicknames, depending on my age & who I was talking to. When my daughter was born, I had long since started my love affair with the ever-so-clinical term "vagina" & that is what she learned. But in all her cuteness, she modified the word to "beegina", which stuck for several years. She has since adopted new terminology, but I'm back to the big V b/c, well, I don't know why. I just like the way it sounds.
Vagina has ceased being just the name for my female bits, but also a name for someone being especially weak. (Which is SUCH a contradiction if you think about everything the vag can do. It's hardly a wuss!) Sometimes, I'll just randomly say it b/c I can. I think there is an unspoken rule that if you have one, you can speak freely about it. It's not as cute when a boy talks about vaginas, but when a girl does, it's okay.
The exception to this very sexist rule that I just made up is Jon LaJoie.
**Disclaimer: You have to be okay with excessive vulgarity if you're going to watch this video. It is not only NSFW, it's not something you want the little kiddies around to hear, either. And you probably don't want to share this on your fb wall if your grandma is on your friend's list. However, if you want a good laugh, I strongly suggest you watch this video. Just consider yourself warned.
Also, if you think I'm alone in my sickness/vag obsession, I refer you to this post by the Bloggess. 'Nuff said.
I'm a thirty-something mom & wife. I over-think everything, then I blog about it. I write for myself, not because I believe everything I say is hugely important. I just hope maybe someone will read it & be entertained or inspired. At the very least, it makes me feel better to have somewhere to dump my thoughts & fulfill my urge to write.