Progress

by beagoodmom on February 21, 2013

Pookie is at that developmental age where he doesn’t quite see the problem in telling someone that they are fat, or ugly. He thinks its just descriptive, and accurate. And since we are always telling him to use more words and expand his sentences, he thinks it must be OK to add those kind of details…why not?

Well, we all know why its not OK, but we don’t all think like Pookie, now do we!

So, when Pookie comes home from school, we typically have a conversation like this:

BAGM: Hi Pookie, how was school?
Pookie: Good.
BAGM: Did you learn anything?
Pookie: No.
BAGM: How was Judy Blume (his aide) today?
Pookie: Fat.

**sigh**

But, we have been working on this. I was not sure how things were going in that regard, but today we had the following coversation:

BAGM: Hi Pookie, how was school?
Pookie: Good.
BAGM: Did you learn anything?
Pookie: No.
BAGM: How was Judy Blume today?
Pookie: fffff….thin.

So, I guess he gets it.
Or Judy Blume switched to whole grain.

(I feel compelled to point out that his aide is NOT fat to begin with. She is in her 50-60s…which I guess is the same thing to a 10 year old. And yes, he calls her Judy Blume in real life.)

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Rachel February 21, 2013 at 6:12 pm

I have a kiddo at school who does this. Today a sub walked into our room and he said “her face looks funny” (it didn’t, but who knows?). Wish I knew how to curtail it, but it’s hard to explain that to a kid…especially if what they say is true!

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