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

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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?
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[User Picture]From: kitzen_kat
2011-02-17 11:04 pm (UTC)
My DD occasionally said things like that but it was because her father died and then about 7 months later her grandfather died.

I think the creepy things are easier to deal with when you have something concrete to pin it on.

I reckon it is something that 4 and 5-y-o's work through, eventually their thoughts are distracted and filled by other things, and finally they stop it. Still feels horrid at the time.
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