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5 PLACES NOT TO TAKE YOUR (SPIRITED) KID

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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:

5. A Hibachi Restaurant
Unless you want to spend the entire meal coaxing them out from under the table.  The same table that happens to be on fire.IMG_1727

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.”

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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.

 

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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:

 “Why it’s good to have a strong-willed child, and why you should let up on them” 

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