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ack! Don't say that! [Feb. 14th, 2011|07:57 pm]
35+ Moms with new babies


I know this is a quiet list, but I was hoping not to have to post to Parenting101 for feedback.

How do you deal with it when your kid says potentially creepy stuff? Does your kid say creepy stuff?

Max say stuff like: I don't want to grow any more. I don't want to be 5. I don't want to get big. I'm never going to grow up.

I know intellectually that this is natural pre-K transitional fear, and I know intellectually he's not trying to tell me that he knows he's going to die in his sleep, but whenever he says anything like this I just want to hug him and stay awake staring at him all night to keep him safe.

It makes me sad that he isn't looking forward to growing up but it also makes me worry in some spooky creepy "maybe he knows something" way and I'm not getting over it.

Anyone been through this?

[User Picture]From: blondebinky
2011-02-15 08:49 am (UTC)
When my son tells me that, I point out what he can't do if he doesn't grow up. He wants to go to regular school so bad, and if he doesn't turn five then he can't go.

I also point out that "babies" don't get to watch Ben 10, Power Rangers or play Wii.

He has a second cousin, who at 21 is the baby in his family. When Adam pointed out, that he is still the baby but he had to grow up to drive a dirt bike and four wheeler.

Lastly, I told him he could keep his blanket even if grew up. That seemed to pacify the most. My hubby and I joke that his bride will walk down the aisle with his blanket as a veil.
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