Leg Pit

by Marinka on August 31, 2011

We are back to civilization. Well, NYC. I am so happy to have electricity and running water. But instead of telling you about my euphoria, I will share a recent conversation that I had with my 10 year old son, Young Ladrinka.

“My leg pit itches.”

“What?”

“My leg pit is itchy.”

“Leg pit?”

“Yeah.”

“What’s a leg pit?”

“Right here.”

“That area is called behind your knee.”

“Why? Leg pit is faster to say.”

“Yes, fast is the word that I was looking for to describe this conversation.”

One year ago ...

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Tracy
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August 31, 2011 at 6:43 pm

(whispering) I call it a leg pit, sometimes. Maybe.

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Kristen
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August 31, 2011 at 7:07 pm

Young Ladrinka = genius.

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Twsited Domestic Goddess August 31, 2011 at 8:25 pm

Bwahahah my youngest calls the inside of her leg where it attaches to her hip her butt wrist! I was like your what?????she’s all my butt wrist!

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Kristine
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August 31, 2011 at 8:39 pm

Omg, I totally call it the leg pit, too.

This is awkward.

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Stimey
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August 31, 2011 at 10:37 pm

My kid calls it the leg pit as well. As in, “Tickling me in the leg pit is my weakness.” Evidently the leg pit is his Achilles heel.

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Jessica
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August 31, 2011 at 11:21 pm

HA! My husband says leg pit too! I was definitely confused the first time he said it!

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deborah l quinn
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September 1, 2011 at 12:46 am

So then this other place, where my swags of back fat meet my front fat–should I be calling that “behind my shoulder”? Using proper anatomical terms is so important.

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Tinne from T and T September 1, 2011 at 7:06 am

Your son should start teaching ‘English , our creative language’ classes 🙂

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Becky
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September 1, 2011 at 7:26 am

I am going to have to find a way to enter “leg pit” into a conversation today.

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K September 1, 2011 at 9:20 am

Awesome. In my family we call it the knee pit.

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magpie September 1, 2011 at 10:12 am

I’m with K. We call it the knee pit.

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annie September 1, 2011 at 10:25 am

hmmm….so what does he call the inside of his elbow? does he have 4 arm pits?

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Olga
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September 1, 2011 at 11:03 am

didn’t see your comment! My point exactly )

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mandi September 1, 2011 at 11:47 am

It’s called the crelbow

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awesome dude September 1, 2011 at 10:25 am

I would guess that it is the space between big toes.

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Bridget September 1, 2011 at 10:47 am

Nice. If he starts putting deodorant on it you might want to get concerned. My oldest son told me he put deodorant on his feet once because they were, “really stinky.”

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Olga
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September 1, 2011 at 11:02 am

This is a fallacious argument. How would he call an area behind an elbow then?

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Aracely September 1, 2011 at 11:09 am

Does calling it leg pit mean we have to shave there too?

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Lena Teegal September 1, 2011 at 6:57 pm

Crap! I already do.

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Catherine
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September 2, 2011 at 8:26 pm

I always called it a leg pit growing up. I have an elbow pit as well.

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Joycelyn September 3, 2011 at 2:08 am

In my family we alos have an elbow pit…it cracks other people up when they hear my children refer to thier elbow pit. It just seems obvious to them.

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Miss Cavendish September 3, 2011 at 4:46 pm

My six-year-old son calls it “leg pit” too. And all summer he has been serenading us with a distinctive sound that he makes with *both* his leg pit *and* his arm pit.

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Team Suzanne September 6, 2011 at 9:46 pm

We’ve been itching our leg pits for years. Ever since my 3 year old popped out of the tub and uttered this brilliance. Good stuff!

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