The threenager years from what I have experienced aside from the tantrums and troublesome times, are probably one of the most cutest period. It is during this time that they start to communicate in full sentences and comment on things and even talk back at you.I must mention as a tip to all mothers, be careful with your words/phrases around your little one. The things you don’t want them to pick up they will remember forever even if they hear it once yet when you try and teach them anything with an intellectual attachment to it, they somehow forget it in an instance.
As much as we hear the cutest words from them, there are times that the most embarrassing phrases leave their lips and you are wishing that the ground would open up and swallow you saving you from embarrassment. Here a snapshot of some of the embarrassing phrases I have encountered:
1- ‘Mummy that man has a black face’
2-‘Mummy why is that lady walking so slowly, tell her hurry hurry’ (lady on the street using a walking aid)
3-‘Mummy can we go to her house for a play date’ (a child he sees in the park)
4-Lady in the shop explaining to me how to use my camera features and he stops her in mid sentence and says, ‘stop talking to my mummy’
5-Whilst sitting on the train, he announces very loudly and clearly ‘Mummy yesterday I was a girl and today I am a boy’
I must say that I am pretty thankful that I generally get a laugh and smile thrown my way with some of the phrases he says rather than cross and horrid faces.
Anyone care to share their embarrassing phrases or even stories?