Mom when I do this *claps hand to leg* that means I want more milk.
Mom! *claps hand to leg* did you see that? That means I want more milk!
Mom when I do this *sucks cheeks together and whips head from side to side* that means I want to watch Blues Clues.
Mom! *sucks cheeks together and whips head from side to side* did you see that? That means I want to watch Blues Clues!
I envision my son as that child in class who will willingly accept punishment from a teacher as long as his misbehavior results in a great laugh from the class.
And I have no doubt he inherited that gene from his mothers side of the family.
My son, who is 4 years old, behaves like a 3 year old and lives in the body of a 6 year old, has gone from shouting words like “Poop!” and “Toilet butt!” in response to adults asking him questions, to randomly shouting nonsense words. He loves silly sounding, rhyming, nonsense words.
Like “Shaka Chaka!” and “CHEE CHEE CHEE” and most recently “”Fucka Fucka fuck”.
It’s this last one…the discovery of the letter f and the fun rhyming it can do that has me a little on edge.
My son does not know the f word. In fact, my kids are so sheltered from this word that his older sisters hear him say it and don’t even stop to tattle on him. Or gasp as if they secretly heard that word at school and know that it’s bad. Kainoa drops the F bomb all day long in fun and jest and we all just go about our day.
I absolutely do not want to draw attention to it by telling him to stop, because when you tell this boy to stop doing something he does it three-fold. Another trait he picked up from my side of the family.
So I’ve been cringing and waiting for it to fall to the wayside with “Shaka Chaka!” and “CHEE CHEE CHEE”. The problem is that I run a home daycare…and sometimes I take the children out in The Public. And when my 4 year old hops around singing Fucka fucka fuck! other parents raise their eyebrows and shield their children and I am SO embarrassed.
I desperately try to distract my 4 year old son who behaves like he’s three but looks like he’s six. “Kainoa! Did you see this neat train over here?”
“This one’s nice, do you like the red one?”
“Red Fucka fucky!”
See how that doesn’t work right there?
This too will pass right? Why do I have a feeling 30 year old Kainoa will still enjoy chanting this?