They are bright, keenly aware, and hyper sensitive. We wouldn’t have it any other way. But you might want to avoid bringing them to these 5 places:
4. Dropping Off Flowers To Someone Who Just Lost A Loved One.
Unless you are comfortable answering 50 (very intuitive) questions about death to a 4 year old.
3. The Circus
You know, the place where humans swallow swords, shoot themselves out of a cannons, and walk on impossibly small ropes? Unless you’d like to watch them try and reenact these things at home.
2. Your Doctor’s Appointment
Unless of course you can’t find a sitter:
“Please stop pulling out the metal stirrups while the nurse is trying to take my blood pressure, honey.” “No, 6 pairs of hospital gloves is quite enough.”
“Thank you for letting me know my blood is a pretty purple while I try not to focus on the needle sticking out of my arm.” “No you cannot make a dollhouse out of the tongue depressors.” “Ok fine make a dollhouse out of the tongue depressors.”
1. Any bathroom that has an automatic flusher
Unless you love demonstrating how toilets can’t actually suck you down into an unknown hole…over and over again.
Bonus Tip: Hold your hand over the red light on an automatic toilet and it won’t flush until you let go. Good luck convincing your child of that though 😉
An article I enjoyed reading today via Washington Post:
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