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Don’t take what your kids write at face value.. especially if she is six

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Here I was thinking that I would have nothing to write about today and then I come across this little, umm Gem I guess I will call it! When I seen this I had two reactions. First complete an utter relief that I found this on our dining room table and not in her school folder! Relief that her teacher didn’t see this and call children and family services because she thought we were teaching our children inappropriate things. Talk about mortified if she had written this at school! Whew! Second, Well I ran every conversation, every television show and every song that we have ever watched or listened to, trying to figure out where she heard the word. Was it from another child at school? As I am puzzling over this, it occurred to me to just ask her. So that, I did. I looked at her and said ” What does this say?” she responds with what does it say. hmm, Sassy What were you trying to write. She responds ” The fox says fart bottom.”  Wow! the other side of the paper is written as FOT Botam! There you have it people.  The pure innocence remains intact, well sort of! She was writing about farts after all, but  While I was pondering all of the ways she could have heard  the word sex, questioning whether or not I was about to have to research age appropriate sex talk with her  beyond the proper names for the body parts and she was simply telling a story about a fox saying fart bottom! Bullet dodged  for now and you better believe that I told her how to spell say! lol, can’t have her writing that in class now can we! Has your children ever written or said something without knowing the meaning and you were just really thankful it didn’t happen in public? Have you already had The talk with your children at an early age?

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I am a wife of ten years, mom of three, Nurse and student! My household is quite chaotic and busy. With a six year old going on sixteen. we shall call her "Sassy", a four year old, who is stubborn as a mule, she shall be called " mini me", and a one year old, we will call "Buddy". Our girls do Ballet, and our son, well he is all boy! Very curious and always getting in to something. When we found out we were having a boy i laughed and said " god must have known we needed a little less diva in our life," Ha, little boys are quite the handful! I love my kids with all of my heart, and i love my job too! As a nurse leader i get to see many sides to healthcare and help encourage and guide new nurses. I love taking care of patients and being able to have grown up talk and then come home to my babies. The house is usually chaotic with lots of tantrums, and messes, but i wouldn't change it for a bit. On the rare occasion that i am able to have some spare time to myself, i like to read, bake and decorate cakes, and take pictures of my kiddos. Time to myself is rare so i decided to start this blog to have a creative outlet and connect with other working moms, who might be going through the same situations as myself. I hope you enjoy my thoughts and stories as a mom, student, wife and Nurse! These stories will range from Diapers and tutus to meetings and boardrooms! and everything that falls in between. Enjoy and thanks for visiting my site.

3 thoughts on “Don’t take what your kids write at face value.. especially if she is six

  1. They all do it! I remember my oldest, around age 4, trying on Halloween costumes. With a typical preschoolers’ love of rhyme, she skipped around the store in her favorite, chanting “witch bitch switch” over and over again!

      1. I tend not to tell them that it’s a bad word if they just happen upon it by accident. She’s unlikely to use it again if she thinks it was just a silly rhyme. Probably won’t even remember it the next day. But if I say it’s a bad word, she will never forget it!

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