“Papa, unsa ni?” (Papa, what is this?)
Asked my then 3 year old son while pointing at my nipples.
I was about to say dede (mammary glands in our local term) but decided not to. We refer dede to his feeding bottles as well… saying it will just confuse him. So I replied:
He paused. Confusion all over his face. Then blurted out:
“DILI UY! (NO!!!!) PAPARY GLANDS!”
LOLl!! It turned out that he asked his Mama the same question days before. And he got the same answer. Since I am a Papa, it is but only proper that they be called papary glands!
What a logical mind!