Josiah came over to me and pointed at his chest; there was a little rubber bouncy ball under his shirt. He said, "Look. My nipple is growing a little."
I responded, "Mm hm. But your nipples won't grow; boys' nipples don't get bigger."
Then he looked at me and innocently asked, "Why did Daddies' nipples grow?"
"Well, sometimes there will be some fat or some big muscles behind the nipples that make them look bigger.", I explain.
(At this point, I should tell you that Josiah has never differentiated between nipples and breasts. If you're showing any cleavage at all, he thinks that he has seen your nipples so don't be too alarmed if he tells you, "Um, I see your nipples.")
I further clarified, "Ladies' nipples get big so that they can feed their babies." Since Josiah has two younger brothers who nursed, I thought this may settle the discussion for now. Nope, not yet.
"Will they get this big?" he asks as he spreads his hands apart way too far to allow any woman to be without back pain.
"No, everyone grows to be different sizes."
Not yet satisfied with information, he asks me, "Will yours get as big as So-and-So's?"
"No, I don't know what size hers are but we're different anyway..." Thanks, kid. Isn't it time for bed?
I will admit that during this entire conversation I was eagerly anticipating the moment when I could tell John about his big "nipples". Of course, I didn't keep from laughing when I told John about Josiah's observation and questions! John's reaction was priceless. "Hey, man, it wasn't me; it was Josiah." Here's a link where you can decide for yourself if there really are man boobs here. Heh heh heh.