Bori is my girlfriend’s newborn niece, now two weeks old.
Kuki is the Hungarian kids’ word for penis.
My girlfriend and I were really eager to visit Bori right after she was born. So eager that, together with rescheduling our lives and flying in from two different countries, we made it on the very weekend Bori and my girlfriend’s sister were released from the hospital.
Bori has an older brother. Berci is 3 now, and knows a fair bit about the world. In a big part because he’s as curious as a young gentleman of 3 could ever get. He wanted to be part of the first bathing experience of his little sister.
We wanted to be part of the first bathing experience of his sister too. Bori and Berci, the mom and dad, my girlfriend and me, all lined up in the hot and steamy bathroom, to watch as this super-cute blob is being washed at home for the first time.
Berci was just next to his sister, watching the events very closely.
He noticed something.
He noticed something missing, to be more precise.
“Mami, where is Bori’s kuki?”, he asked.
I bit my lips while my stomach started to feel funny. This was going to be awesome. Mami was about to respond.
“She doesn’t have one. Bori is a girl, girls have vaginas.”
I was quite satisfied with the answer. Berci wasn’t. After a beat he had another question.
“Alright, but then, where are Bori’s boobs?”
Photo by Valeria Zoncolli