November 6, 2006

Kids Say the Darndest Things....

I'm learning that one of my biggest pet peeves is when parents teach their itty bitty children to quote the latest Snoop Dogg lyrics or to repeat the latest borderline phrases whenever anyone is within earshot because they think it's sooooooo adorable when their sweet precious babies are saying inappropriate things ISN"T IT SO CUUUTE??

No. It isn't.

Maybe it's just me, but I don't like hearing little kids tell me to "Step Off" when I'm trying to help Ezra down the slide.

And then there was the time I was walking through Target and I overheard a little girl (no older than 4) trying to get her mommy's attention. "Mommy!" (no response). "Mommy!!" (no response). "Mooooooommmmmyyyyyyyy!!!!" (no response). Needless to say, this little girl was becoming frustrated and desperate to get her mother to look at her. So, she stopped calling to her mom and paused and looked around. There were a few other people (including yours truly) who were milling about around her and her mother in the kiddos shoe department, and she looked desperately from one stranger to the next and then loudly blurted out:

"Dwap it wike it's hawt! Dwap it wike its hawt!" while bouncing up and down.

Some of the other people nearby smirked and giggled and the little girl beamed proudly with a huge grin on her face. The little girl's mom heard the giggles and smiled and bent down to her daughter-- finally giving her the attention she was looking for. "You goof ball!", she said.

Yuck. Icky. Gross.

Just because these kids don't understand what they're saying doesn't somehow make it okay. I personally think that these kids are already bombarded with enough questionable images (BRATZ, ANYONE?!?!) and content (CSI KITS FOR KIDS?!?!) waaaaaay before they should be.

"There are hungry children in this world! Let's buy a mini Cadillac Escalade!"

Stepping off the soapbox now.

What ever happened to the days of Snorks and Smurfs and Strawberry Shortcake? *sigh*


Cheatwoods said...


oakie joel said...

dang it . maybe i shouldn't have taught ezra "ridin' dirty" the other day. my bad.

Brandon's Mommy said...

I so agree with all this. But I guess I can't say much since my son has learned Oh Sh#@ and loves to walk around saying it. I can't get him to stop. However I've done really good to keep him from turning out like a friends son who walks around saying Slap that mommy from that dumb song. ewww I promise though if our kids every meet I will not let my son teach Ezra how to say Oh Sh#@$.

Brandon's Mommy said...

Hmmm I wonder though if moms can play with the CSI kits.

Brandon's Mommy said...

Dude you totally forgot my hero Rainbow Bright

Oakes Fam said...

First off, I have to say I read your blog almost every day. Your posts are so well written and entertaining! This post is the BEST ever. I agree whole heartedly. When I taught preschool, a good majority of the kids ran around singing "who let the dogs out". Also, As the mom of girls, I have to say I am discouraged every time we go clothes shopping-it seems like there is a conspiracy to get every 2 year old to start looking like Paris Hilton. I read on another blog somewhere that someone's little girl dressed up as Christina Aguilera for halloween. WHAT? Groooosss.