Saturday Realizations

by HEAB on May 21, 2011

Over the past 24 hours, I’ve realized the following…

A) Realization #1: I no longer like soda.

A few days ago, I received samples of Zevia…


I’ve been wanting to try Zevia, an all natural soda sweetened with stevia, for a while now, but I’ve been avoiding it due to the cost. I know myself all too well, and the last thing I need is to develop an expensive drink habit after breaking up with Coke Zero two years ago. One Zevia every so often would be fine, but when it comes to soda, I don’t do every so often very well. Anyway, I was happy to review the soda for the blog as I do think it’s a healthy alternative to regular soda, but you know what? It didn’t really taste that great. Two years ago, I’m sure I would have guzzled the stuff down and enjoyed every last drop. It’s not that it tasted bad, it’s just that I’ve lost my taste for the sweetened bubbly brew. I’m sure if I kept drinking it, I would grow to love it again, but that’s not a habit I want back in my life. I also received a coupon for a free 6-pack of any flavor of Zevia that I won’t be using. I’ll gladly mail it to one of you. For a chance to win, simply leave a comment below telling me the words your family used for private parts. My parents kept it real, and to this day, I have no problem saying penis or vagina. OK, so sometimes I giggle when I hear the word penis. I won’t lie. 😉

B) Realization #2: I don’t enjoy watching TV. CD DVR’s The Office (So sad Michael is gone!) and The Big Bang Theory (LOVE!) so that we can watch them together every week, but that’s about all the television watching I do. After randomly flipping through channels yesterday afternoon trying to catch up on the latest news, I ended up completely frustrated. I think from now on, I’ll stick to getting my news online. Besides, I’d much rather be reading…

My current to-read stack.

C) Realization #3: If your dress is looking too much like a potato sack, simply wrap a scarf around your waist…


What have you realized today?


Katie May 22, 2011 at 12:24 pm

We went with the classic “boobs” and “weiner”. Classy. My next door neighbor calls boobs “tickets”, and it cracks me up! And I feel you on the DVR…..everytime my husband talks about a new show that sounds “so good”, I groan internally bc I don’t want to be committed to watching another show! Such a time waster. All I need is Desperate Housewives 🙂

HEAB May 22, 2011 at 12:53 pm

I am the same way…no new shows, and CD loves Desperate Housewives. I gave up on the series about 2 years ago, but he said this season got better.

Katy May 22, 2011 at 11:56 am

My parents called private parts “pee-pee” for a long time. one word to describe both parts which i now realize is kind of odd..

Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) May 22, 2011 at 11:22 am

That three days away from my men is too long! Thank you for the sweet comment the other day. I can’t do Zevia. I love stevia, but that stuff just has such a wang to it.

Christin@purplebirdblog May 22, 2011 at 11:16 am

I totally admire your family for keeping it real, my sister does the same. My mom referred to mine as a PEEPER. So when I heard the song “Jeepers Creepers” for the first time, needless to say I was a little uncomfortable! 😉

BarbaraLW May 22, 2011 at 10:25 am

haha – this has been funny reading all the comments so far! As far as my dad was concerned, nobody has private parts – because he’s not discussing it! My mom – well, she would look around to make sure no one could hear, get real close to me, then whisper “down there!” My daughter is now 14, and when she was little I never really thought about specific labels until she was in the bath and said, “make sure you wash both butts!” When I asked, “both butts?” she said – “my front butt and my back butt.” She named it herself!

Felicia (Natural + Balanced) May 22, 2011 at 10:21 am

So I just started a new job (doing pediatric homecare nursing), and I’m now using the word “bean” a lot!
Put that bean away! Stop showing off your bean! Put on some pants I don’t wanna see your bean! Crazy boys. hehe

HEAB May 22, 2011 at 12:54 pm

Haha, bean. That’s a cute one and what a rewarding job that must be. 🙂

melissa @ the delicate place May 22, 2011 at 10:03 am

the only soda i have is the water that comes with an ounce of gin and a lime 😉 i realized that i need to let loose more often. i worry wayyyyyy too much and demand so much of myself emotionally, physically, mentally that if i keep it up my relationships, work performance & exercise routine will start to collapse. i’m not a super anxious person but for whatever reason i have been very hard on myself the last couple months. i went out for drinks last night for the first time in like 2 months!? much needed and not a hangover in sight thank goodness!

Jen May 22, 2011 at 10:00 am

My family used the unoriginal and straightforward “privates.” But I use lots of fun names for both boys’ and girls’ now!

Amy May 22, 2011 at 9:37 am

I’m pretty sure we said “pee pee” haha! So funny to think what different families say!

We love the Zevia Root Beer! Tastes just like regular root beer, so good!!

Alyssa May 22, 2011 at 9:37 am

I’ve realized that I also don’t care for soda….and unfortunately fake sugar (even stevia) makes me sick. I also realized that I prefer reading, but at the end of a long workday, sometimes I want to brainlessly stare at the TV…:-( I’ve also realized that my body’s clock is screaming BABY TIME!! But I’m a bit scared to act on that 🙂

Emily May 22, 2011 at 9:09 am

My parents always said “private parts.” Hahaha what a funny topic!

Amy May 22, 2011 at 8:49 am

My parents used anatomical terms too. We also couldn’t say fart, toot or anything other than flatus and flatulence, which are the medical terms for breakin’ wind. We were not cool on the school bus.

Anne May 22, 2011 at 8:43 am

I don’t remember my parents calling them anything, but I call them vagina and penis to my kids. It makes my 12 yr old daughter cringe, so I say “vagina” as often as I can in her presence–naughty mom! I figure that they’re just words for body parts, so why sugar coat them or make them into something to be whispered. This is the same child who asked me about how babies were made when she was much younger, then told me I gave her too much information–oops!

Sylvia @ LifeIsGoodWithFood May 22, 2011 at 8:39 am

“Jer-jer” for penis and “birdie” for vagina, but said in Chinese 😉

Cacy May 22, 2011 at 7:16 am

My parents called our privates…are you ready?? Front fanny and back fanny!? how weird is that?? haha! Now with my kids we call them who-who and hiney! We can’t say it without laughing!! My son has also called “it” his ‘ding-ding’….lovely! We try to not let him say that.

🙂 BTW, I LOVE zevia!! SO Good!! And Your Blog has really helped me stay focused on eating healthy!! 🙂

HEAB May 22, 2011 at 8:06 am

Come to think of it, we did use the word hiney growing up – too funny. So glad my blog has helped you. Thanks for letting me know. 🙂

Kate May 22, 2011 at 6:26 am

Lol, I have had the first two realisations in the past few weeks! I started drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day and my craving for one litre or more of Pepsi Max/DIet Coke/Coke Zero disappeared. It’s only been about three weeks but I feel so great not drinking soft drink (soda). As for tv, it’s been replaced with wonderful blogs 😉 except for Big Bang Theory. It’s on everyday in Australia, sometimes three or four episodes – love love love it!

I can’t remember what my parents called private parts … I suspect, knowing them, that it was just penis and vagina…

Hannah May 22, 2011 at 5:08 am

My parents were definitely on the side of just calling things their proper names, like yours. However, I canNOT stop laughing as I try to figure out the link in your mind between soda and penises!

HEAB May 22, 2011 at 8:07 am

Haha – even I don’t understand how my mind works at times. 🙂

CB May 22, 2011 at 4:56 am

wait a minute…parents actually TALK about parts?

Jackie B. May 22, 2011 at 2:48 am

1. I LOVE ZEVIA – And I would love to win. I only wish my parents were more creative, and kept it far less real.
2. Vagina = Vaggie.
3. Penis = No Boy Siblings. I heard it straight. Penis. All my cousins called it a Mooky. That caught on.

Jamee May 22, 2011 at 1:49 am

My mom called the vagina a “flower” and the penis was a “birdie.” Go figure.

HEAB May 22, 2011 at 8:08 am

Hehe, laughing. Ahh, too funny. I can only imagine what your thoughts when you heard about “bird watchers”. 😉

Alex May 22, 2011 at 1:22 am

HA! My mom and grandma both called the male parts the winkie. They didn’t have one for us girls though. I am still too afraid to say anything besides, “Uhhh you know uhh that area, down there, in that part of the woods, err place…”
Oh well. 🙂

Annmarie May 22, 2011 at 12:40 am

My parents called them “privates” which seems like it was a popular choice. The only problem is that my sister and I would crack up anytime anyone ever used the word “private.” So a phrase like, “He has his own private boat” would send us into hysterics… so it didn’t work out too well.

Ellie May 22, 2011 at 12:10 am

We also used the proper terms in my house!

natalie s. May 21, 2011 at 10:45 pm

my parents just called them “privates”!!

kathleen May 21, 2011 at 10:21 pm

We got rid of our cable and got hulu+. We play it through the playstation so we watch it on our t.v. I hated having cable, I would flip through channel after channel and nothing was ever on. Although hulu+ does have every season of the office and a lot of old shows that were cancelled like arrested development… which can be addicting.

I stopped drinking soda in middle school and when you go back it’s odd tasting. Good for you for kicking the habit. Oh, and I saw some farmers selling stevia plants today at the farmers market that you could plant in your garden. Have you ever thought about growing it? Does all stevia taste the same? I tried the liquid kind in my coffee once and it tasted chemically to me and not in a good way.

HEAB May 22, 2011 at 8:10 am

No, all stevia does not taste the same. Honestly, I like NuNaturals the best. The NOW drops are good as well, but I don’t like the Sweet Leaf brand at all. Never thought about growing my own…concentrating on not killing my basil and cilantro at the moment…which reminds me, I need to go water them. 🙂

Katherine May 21, 2011 at 10:21 pm

I realized today that I have to right to stand up for myself when it comes to my eating and the fact that I know I am eating enough.

Abbey May 21, 2011 at 10:21 pm

Haha, my mom called the V. a dee-dee. WTF? Thanks for making me laugh with the remembrance of that!

HEAB May 22, 2011 at 8:11 am

You’re welcome, and thanks for making ME laugh as well. Dee-dee, huh? Hehe. 😉

Donna G May 21, 2011 at 10:18 pm

Well my mom called the vgina a gucci so when i grew up and heard it was a designer i went ewwww! and i still laugh to this day ! the penis was a wee wee lolol and i still use that term!

Vicki May 21, 2011 at 9:58 pm

“unmentionables” …..that’s what we call ’em!

Chad @ thebreakupnote May 21, 2011 at 9:35 pm

I definitely have had the same realization. It just doesn’t taste good!

Natalie @ cinnamon bums May 21, 2011 at 9:32 pm

my parents always used the chinese words for penis and vagina when referring to private parts haha

i dont like watching tv either!!! i think i have a really short attention span. the only tv i can stand watching is jeopardy or oprah.

HEAB May 22, 2011 at 8:12 am

I do love me some Jeopardy! 🙂

kathryn May 21, 2011 at 9:30 pm

My parents never had a problem with keeping things real, no sugar coating whatsoever. It was penis, dick, vagina, pussy… You get the idea. Those words don’t even phase me :p

Anne May 21, 2011 at 9:28 pm

well my parents use “dinosaur” instead of penis..i have noo idea where they got that from hahah.
the office isn’t as good without michael =(

susie May 21, 2011 at 9:22 pm

Gosh, I honestly don’t even remember. But I do know they called poop they called it jobbies. Imagine my horror in 1st grade when the teacher said we would all have a job hahaha!

HEAB May 22, 2011 at 8:13 am

Haha – poor confused little first grader. That is hilarious!

Tara May 21, 2011 at 9:04 pm

We always said private parts or just penis since I have two older brothers, but we never used the “v” word. Just privates.
Today I realized that I should believe in myself more than I do. I didn’t think I could run a PR and I did. I was afraid to shoot high and fail. The higher I shoot, the farther up I will land, even if I fail, so I really need to think big and trust myself!

HEAB May 22, 2011 at 8:14 am

Congrats on your PR. So exciting!!! 🙂

CH May 21, 2011 at 8:59 pm

Haha, I love number three. Today I realized that I require an obscene amount of sleep when I get stressed. Just woke up from a three hour nap…

I’m pretty sure my parents just used the clinical terms for private parts, since they are both doctors and deal with them every day in a clinical setting (ewwwww).

Pamann May 21, 2011 at 8:58 pm

I don’t remember what my parents called them. I have always used penis/vulva w/out qualms. : )
I must agree with all of your realizations!! TV in particular~hate!! Only comes on for Disney(my child watches) which is horrid.
Diet Dr Pepper is my weakness. : ( I always say one but drink them all day if I start.

Pam May 21, 2011 at 8:49 pm

Girls had a wazoo and boys had a pecker.

Melissa May 21, 2011 at 8:49 pm

That I am truly Loved.

HEAB May 22, 2011 at 8:15 am

Good one. 🙂

Brandi B. May 21, 2011 at 8:33 pm

My son calls it his “turkey” even though he knows the real name.
On another note, I would love to try the Zevia cream soda–I’ve never seen that around my area

Liz May 21, 2011 at 8:29 pm

I think my parents just said “privates”. We didn’t talk about those areas; they are Catholic and didn’t give me any sort of “talk” beyond “if you have sex before marriage, you will burn in hell.”

Shannon May 21, 2011 at 8:17 pm

Today I realized that I much prefer my cooking to that of restaurants (with the exception of an amazing vegan restaurant about 25 minutes from home). Restaurant food is usually greasy and blah and my poor tummy just can’t handle it anymore…too bad my husband hasn’t developed the same distaste for it *sigh*.

The Healthy Engineer May 21, 2011 at 8:10 pm

Hahah our family just would avoid talking about those body parts all together…I think we just simply said “privates” hahaha

You can’t watch TV?! That was what I missed the most when I went to school! It’s my stress reliever, besides exercise of course:D

HEAB May 21, 2011 at 8:28 pm

Healthy Engineer,
I can watch TV, but I just don’t seem to enjoy watching it anymore. So busy with other things…like trying to decide what to do with all these Zevia cans. I feel a craft project coming on. 🙂

Pamela May 21, 2011 at 8:10 pm

I totally feel you on the soda and TV! I gave both up about a year ago, and don’t miss either. I’m totally guilty of Glee and Gossip Girl viewing on my computer, though. Happily guilty!

I’ve started Pitta classes at Kali Yuga – thanks for your recommendations! I love those sweaty sessions!

HEAB May 21, 2011 at 8:29 pm

Oh good – so glad you tried Kali Yuga. Such a cool yoga space!

Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather May 21, 2011 at 8:02 pm

I totally wish I had funny words for private parts, but they just weren’t talked about. Guess they just keep it real 🙂

Shannon Bartlett May 21, 2011 at 7:58 pm

I see a Donald Miller in that pile of books. LOVE HIM!! Have you read Blue Like Jazz? Amazing book.

We didn’t have real or fake names for privates, because such things were never discussed. My family avoided such topics. I use real words with my children.

HEAB May 21, 2011 at 8:30 pm

Yes, loved Blue Like Jazz, and I’ve heard Donald Miller speak a couple of times here in Nashville. So funny and real – just like in his books.

Maryz May 21, 2011 at 7:56 pm

My parents always said ‘down there’ or ‘privates’….but with my kids I’ve always been real.

Lexi May 21, 2011 at 7:53 pm

My parents definitey “kept it real” as well 😉

Danielle May 21, 2011 at 7:51 pm

My parents kept it real when it came to girls…but for boys, they always called it a “dee-dee”…LOL 🙂

Carlee May 21, 2011 at 7:35 pm

We always said “private parts” or “down there”

Vanilla Swirl May 21, 2011 at 7:26 pm

Haha, that’s a weird giveaway entry question! My parents used ”the…ya know”. lol.

HEAB May 21, 2011 at 8:30 pm

Vanilla Swirl,
I like to get creative with my giveaways. 🙂

Jenn May 21, 2011 at 7:02 pm

My brother, who is now 37, used to call it his “ding donger”!!!

Jenny May 21, 2011 at 6:58 pm

Doodle, baa baa…..Heather, I’ve totally got this one.

HEAB May 21, 2011 at 8:31 pm

Haha – totally thought of you when I wrote this post. 😉

vanillasugarblog May 21, 2011 at 6:33 pm

you are too funny.
a potato sack.
i have a lot of potato sacks then, oh well; once in a while i clean up good and can look fairly hot.
and I will gladly take that zevia off your hands. there are crazy-expensive. why? why do they have to be that expensive? I mean stevia isn’t that costly? You know?
private parts: i think it was called a “who who” lol

nicole May 21, 2011 at 6:20 pm

we called it a peepee. my kids know the right words but my 2 year old calls his butt a magina because he doesn”t have a vagina like his older sisters.

HEAB May 21, 2011 at 8:31 pm

Okay, magina had both CD and I laughing out loud. Too cute. 🙂

Veronica May 21, 2011 at 6:19 pm

I am a reader, but I’m an avid TV watcher without shame. My favourites include The Office, The Big Bang Theory, Celebrity Apprentice, American Idol, Top Chef, Piers Morgan Tonight, and more. I know, I have a problem.
TV acts as an anti-anxiety agent for me. I get very overwhelmed by life easily and TV is the only thing that can completely distract me.

I recall you reading The Dragon Tattoo series a while back. Did you read all three? I have recently enjoyed “Water For Elephants” as a nice book and also “Celebrity Detox” by Rosie O’Donnell (another distraction from real life).

HEAB May 21, 2011 at 8:33 pm

Yes, I read the first 2 books but saving the 3rd one. Honestly, I don’t want the series to end. We own the 3rd one, and I need to read all these library books I have first. I’ve heard only good things about Water For Elephants. Need to add it to my stack. Will check out Celebrity Detox as well. Sounds right up my alley. 🙂

tea-bag May 21, 2011 at 6:16 pm

my mom used to call vaginas “poochies” and breasts “chi-chis”! We didn’t really have a word for penis – probably because i was an only child so there weren’t any boys around to identify private parts.
let’s see, what did i realize today … well, i already knew that i HATE moving, so my realization is probably this: the minute you pack your tweezers in an unmarked box among many unmarked boxes is the minute your eyebrows will sprout unwieldy stray hairs that practically scream to be plucked.

HEAB May 21, 2011 at 8:35 pm

Oh my gosh, I so get it. Total tweezaholic over here. Have tweezers stashed everywhere. Favorite place to pluck is in the car. Get the BEST light out there.

Courtney May 21, 2011 at 6:15 pm

Haha, mine called them privates. And they reminded me daily that nobody can touch them except the doctor. 😛

Alaina May 21, 2011 at 6:14 pm

My parents pretty much kept it real. Although my cousin used to call it a “peanut.”

I don’t watch too much TV either although I am obsessed with weekday morning Lifetime shows and the Travel Channel. 🙂

Mary @ Bites and Bliss May 21, 2011 at 6:12 pm

Vajayjays!! haha Never thought I’d be putting that in a comment 😛

McIntosh May 21, 2011 at 6:11 pm

Oh boy…in my family we didn’t talk about private parts or bodily functions. Major taboo! Which might explain why to this day I deny farts, never audibly burp and at age 12 had a UTI for a month or so before finally telling my mom “something hurts when I go pee”

Love some Zevia flavors though I’ve recently noticed I’m drinking more soda than water. Mmmm….fizzzzz!

Hate tv. Thank goodness for wifi because now I read blogs and such instead. That and the paper.

Yup…done the scarf/belt thing too.

Recently I realized that I may be “solar-powered”. My mood and energy is so much better when the sun is shining.

HEAB May 21, 2011 at 8:37 pm

You would have been shocked…or very disturbed anyway had you ever dined with my family growing up. 😉

I was plagued with UTI’s growing up – that had to have been MISERABLE!

Lilly May 21, 2011 at 6:05 pm

I cracked up reading the comments. My mom kept it real, it was never a big deal really. But to this day I do not think I have heard my dad talk about anything having to do with “private parts” haha. Reading is so much better then TV, although a good Big Bang Theory every once in a while hits the spot and counts as an ab work out from laughing 🙂

betherann May 21, 2011 at 6:03 pm

Seeing A Million Miles in your to-read stack makes me smile! 😀

HEAB May 21, 2011 at 8:38 pm

That was all you. Just picked it up today – can’t wait to read! Thanks again for the rec. 🙂

Serena May 21, 2011 at 5:54 pm

For penis, we say “peanuts” or “stuff” which still makes me giggle. For breasts, we called them “lum-dums” for some reason. And the word vagina grosses out my mom so we just call it “the female down there”.

Emily May 21, 2011 at 5:33 pm

It’s sort of funny – I don’t think I’ve EVER heard either of my parents utter the word penis. We always said “peanuts”, and as for vaginas, goodness, I don’t even think we had a word. “Privates” was sort of all-purpose. 😛

Meg May 21, 2011 at 5:32 pm

This made me giggle 😛

My Mom always referred to vagina as a “pucky” haha

Kayla May 21, 2011 at 5:23 pm

We called them our tee-tee’s and fanny’s haha

chesh May 21, 2011 at 5:10 pm

I tried Zevia, and yes…. I was that person at the customer service counter- returned it to Whole Foods! It was not drinkable IMO. The Peguin is AMAZING!!! Turns water into sparkling water in a flash- add a squeeze of fresh lime, lemon, orange, or grapefruit = heaven- worth the investment.

HEAB May 21, 2011 at 8:39 pm

Good to know I’m not the only one, and I would love this Peguin contraption. Need to look into one of those!

Sonia May 22, 2011 at 2:33 am

We have a soda stream and love it!

Jill May 21, 2011 at 5:10 pm

My parents called the penis “Dinger” and when my brother was about 5 he actually had a Doctor with the name Doctor Dinger. Still cracks me up!!

lauren May 21, 2011 at 5:06 pm

My mom used to call boobs “nemos.” Never heard it before or since!

HEAB May 21, 2011 at 8:39 pm

Yep, your mom gets the award for originality. Must have been really confusing for you when Nemo hit the theaters. 😉

Matt @ The Athlete's Plate May 21, 2011 at 5:05 pm

Not a soda fan here either! It makes my tummy hurt!

Ellen May 21, 2011 at 5:00 pm

my parents kept it real as well. though my mom will occasionally slip in “weewee” or “peter” haha

Hayley May 21, 2011 at 4:54 pm

My parents also kept it real 🙂 penis and vagina

And I also love Big Bang Theory! It always makes me feel better, its so amusing.

Monica May 21, 2011 at 4:54 pm

My parents raised my with a polish tongue so we used polish names for our ‘privates’, such a shu-shu and pu-push.. haha!

katie @KatieDid May 21, 2011 at 4:53 pm

hahah my parents did not keep it “real”, but we just called it our “privates” LOL. I’ve never really thought back to that but its sort of funny. I’ve lost my interest in TV too, I feel left out when people discuss shows for like 1 minute then I just don’t care. I think of blog reading as my entertainment, but i’d much rather be reading and “interacting” with people then watching trashy television shows. the office is also my one exception!

Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga) May 21, 2011 at 4:44 pm

scott loves zevia!!!!!! omg he gets all excited when I am gifted some 🙂

private part names….wow, going thru this with skylar and have no idea what to call it all. Right now we are calling her parts a semi-cutesy name that I wont write b/c V sounds a little too mature but maybe I just need to get over that!

And I realized I dont like TV either unless it’s limited amts of Tv on Bravo or E! Reality, trashy, mindless. About 1 hour per week. That’s it. How else would I have time to blog and read blogs if i watched tv, too? ha!

HEAB May 21, 2011 at 8:42 pm

That is why I posted this today – CD and I were discussing what we call them for Summer. I’m thinking of going with the proper terminology. 🙂

Samantha May 21, 2011 at 4:38 pm

Love the colors in your dress and scarf!

I realized this morning that we are sacrificing a lot for our dog in this move to Japan. You’re suggested to leave your dog w/ friends or family in the US until you are IN a house (and one that allows pets) before importing them. We’re not in the US and have no one to keep her until that happens. The waitlist for housing (w/ pets) is 4-8 months which = hotel for us and kennel for her. But she’s a part of our family so we will make it work!

And I’m with you on coke zero (soda in general)…I’m all or nothing. If we keep it in the house, I have one a day. If we don’t, I’m very good at only having a week or so, if I’m out running errands and can get one in a bottle (fountain = eww).

HEAB May 21, 2011 at 8:44 pm

Oh my gosh – I am such a fountain girl! Coke from a fountain – used to this certain McDonalds in high-school just for their fountain Cokes. So good…and looking back, that explains a lot. 😉

We’d totally do the same thing for our pups. They’ll always be our first babies!

JW May 21, 2011 at 4:35 pm

Ok this is embarrassing, but my parents called my vagina my “boo boo”…

Melinh May 21, 2011 at 4:26 pm

Hahah I have yet to hear my parents say penis! but my mom is ok saying vagina and my dad just says private parts. ohhhh parents

VeggieGirl May 21, 2011 at 4:19 pm

Today I realized how crazy people can be, believing that the world is going to end any moment.

Shay May 21, 2011 at 4:27 pm

I second that!

Evan Thomas May 21, 2011 at 4:18 pm

I gave up diet soda, mostly because I never craved it and figured if I only have it once a month the sugar-full kind is fine. But I am VERY intrigued about Mountain Zevia. I used to drink 6-8 diet mountain dew cans a day(ewww, I cringe even thinking about it)

Katie May 21, 2011 at 4:18 pm

We kept it real mostly. But vagina was a bit too medicinal, so that was crotch. Crass? Maybe. Surprised? Surely not.

I agree with tv vs reading. I rarely watch tv or even movies. Much rather be reading. I’m a nerd, after all.

HEAB May 21, 2011 at 8:45 pm

Yay – let’s start a club. Nerds With Crotches Unite! 😉

Katie May 22, 2011 at 12:01 am

Ooooh I like the sound of that. We can serve Zevia at our meetings! Oh, wait….never mind. 😉

Katie @ Nourishing Flourishing May 21, 2011 at 4:16 pm

I have to confess… I actually love Zevia’s root beer! It’s our semi-annual indulgence 🙂 My parents were pretty straightforward about things, too, except for my dad occasionally reverting to childhood slang; his mother (whose first language was Spanish) used “mi-mis” (mee-meez) for breasts and “cojones” or “huevos” for testicles.

We got rid of our tv a couple years ago and it’s been great (saved some space too 🙂 ) Though we do watch The Office and Parks and Rec on Hulu 😉 Overall we prefer books here, as well.

HEAB May 21, 2011 at 8:46 pm

I’d kind of like to get rid of our TV too and just watch our favorite shows on Hulu. Just makes sense as little as we watch it.

Val May 21, 2011 at 4:16 pm

My parents also kept it real. In two languages! hah

A.B. May 21, 2011 at 4:15 pm

Gotta love the ‘rents! It was “girl parts” and “guy parts” — LOL! 😀

A Teenage Gourmet May 21, 2011 at 4:11 pm

My parent’s say “privates” . . . still, haha.

Today I’ve realized that sleeping in until 12:30 is (sometimes) an excellent decision. 🙂

Brittany (A Healthy Slice of Life) May 21, 2011 at 4:11 pm

I don’t remember my parents calling them anything in particular, but they probably kept it real, too, because my mom was a nurse and used real terms most of the time.

I’ve lost my taste for soda, too, but love La Croix~!

Mama May 21, 2011 at 4:11 pm

mine said ‘pee pee’! my brothers and sister laugh about it still today!

Myndie May 21, 2011 at 4:07 pm

I can’t remember what they used for penis, since there are 5 girls, but for the lady parts: tahtah’s for the breasts and hoohoo for the vagina. Who knows how to actually spell it since they are made up words! I’m all for keeping it real and I do happen to giggle inside when I hear penis and all I can think about is a scene from a movie called Rat Race where Cuba Gooding Jr. says vagina in a really funny way.

Geezz for a first time commenter, but long time reader, I sound so strange!!

HEAB May 21, 2011 at 8:47 pm

Nah, not strange. Sounded pretty funny to me. Thanks for reading. 🙂

Shelby May 21, 2011 at 4:04 pm

While I do love Zevia, I need to stop drinking it, you’re right about the cost! Not worth it!

I also stay away from TV. I don’t think I’ve turned it on in at least a month! I watch a couple shows online but other than that, I’m reading or dancing around my room 😉

My parents kept it real too! It wasn’t until later that I came up with silly names like peen or vajayjay. And yes, I still laugh whenever I hear any words having to do with privates. That made health class fun 😉

HEAB May 21, 2011 at 8:49 pm

Hahaha – CD and I both laughed at Peen. Our maturity levels are way too low…poor Summer. 😉

Baking 'n' Books May 21, 2011 at 3:44 pm

I realized that leaving not having a place to move into for June is not a good way to spend a beautiful weekend and can lead to heart attacks.

Other than that – yes, great realizations 🙂

L. Marie May 21, 2011 at 3:17 pm

My parents just said “privates”. 🙂

alex May 21, 2011 at 3:08 pm

haha…my parents also kept it real;)

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