While doing my usual web browsing, I came across a blog post about something funny & peculiar that a child had said to his teacher. It got me wondering, “Do parents even know the crazy things that leak from their child’s mouth at school?” Probably not. Let me tell you, kids, especially toddlers, re-enact everything they see at home. The good, the bad, and the ugly. So parents be careful what you allow your kids to see.
There’s one child I know that is notorious for doing this. He’s only 2 years old, but he’s very bright and observant, and he has A LOT of commonsense. I used to be shocked by the things this kiddo would come to daycare and say, but nothing amazes me anymore. I would love to repeat some of the bizarre stuff he’s said, but I don’t want to alarm anyone. How about I just tell you about some of the things he’s done.
For example, I can always tell when he’s been spending time with his biological dad because he comes to daycare with an alter ego, which is typically a rapper. This has been going on since he was 1. He barely had words, but would stand in the mirror and rap gibberish, complete with hand motions, dance moves and everything. Most recently, he began trying to engage the other kids in a game of dominoes. Of course we don’t have dominoes in the daycare, but he made due with what we had. He picked up several tiny wooden blocks, made his way to the table, and got the game going. DOMINOES!!!!! That’s what he kept shouting as he slammed the blocks into the table. He would follow up by asking the other kids for money. They just sat there clueless, confused and not knowing what to do. I was just as confused as they were. Just sitting there scratching my head wondering where did this kid learn this. Then I remembered….he must have been spending time with his dad.
My point is that kids say and do what they hear and see. If you don’t want your child to air your dirty laundry, then always filter yourself as a precaution. Trust me, they are paying attention even when you least expect them to.