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Oh Heck Moments With Kids

Since having children, and the observation of how they are constantly learning , that once they can speak, sometimes that’s all they want to do they want to know everything, they speak their minds, they ask questions as that’s how they learn, it’s how we all learn. Sometimes we tend to forget however, their minds are still developing even when they can speak and whether you like it or not there are times  you just gotta sit back, have a bit of patience and go with it  and have a  laugh.

I Got Nothing Moments

Sometimes the questions they ask, and it always seems to be when you are really tired and at that moment you barely know your own name and you got nothing!

Why my sister left is handed and I’m right handed

Why do we all sound different with our voices?

How does the earth actually stay in the sky?

Why is the grass green and the mud brown?

Where do colours come from?

Who invented words and why?

Why is a cup called a cup and not a table?

Why was I born a boy and (sister) a girl? Did you choose that? How does that work?

And then the times you’re just “Oh heck” let the ground swallow me up please!

I was on holiday one time and having some cocktails as you do, kids were of course having the non-alcoholic ones but they looked the same and it was getting late in evening and you know when kids are tired they tend to get more hyper just before they crash as they fight it till the end, so I made a comment and said, “Better get kids to bed, I think they are a wee bit drunk.” It was a passing comment, nothing to it. In supermarket the few weeks later  and there was a holiday competition picture with cocktails, beaches etc and my son again, (Why do they get so vocal, think they know what they’re doing to be honest) but shouts, “Mammy, that reminds me of Majorca, remember when you got us all drunk!”

Another time when it was my birthday and my children always think I’m 100 years old no matter what, but was in shops and there was an elderly lady and he says , “You’re not as old as her though” and then proceeds to go up to her and asks her did she ever meet  T-Rex!

Daughter in shopping centre toilets -“Why do I have a willy on the inside,” and points at the brother, “and he has  one on the outside?”

Slight miscommunication of words- When I was out having something to eat with the kids and one thing I always love is watching the content face of kids as they savour every moment of their food as if it’s their last. Of course the place was busy and my daughter says to me, “Yum this is really good.” I smiled and said, “Yes, you look like you’re really enjoying it.” She pauses for a moment and gives me a very confused look. I start to worry and like all parents, those two seconds of fear can feel like a lifetime and  I’m thinking,  oh no, what’s wrong, is the food stuck in her mouth, help! She wasn’t choking and instead took a deep breath and at the top of her voices she yells, “Mammy, what are you talking about? I’m not still in your vagina!”

So as parents we have to learn at times you just gotta sit back and go with it, as it’s part of the wonderful journey. If anyone has any cringe worthy moments would love to hear from you.

 

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Contact Denise at: Denisekidsstories@gmail.com
Website: www.kids-games-activities.com

 

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What Can Adults Learn From Children?

I was watching my kids and their friends playing in the park the other day and thinking there are days I would love to just be that kid again. Kids can be very positive to be around as adult life can sometimes get in the way of our thinking. We were once that kid before who was just happy and content. What got in the way of all that? Here’s what I’m learned from kids to remind ourselves again.

No Grey Areas

Kids don’t over analyse things and see another grey area for excuses. Like for instance there was a time when I was doing my first library reading for children, I had told my son I was a little nervous and not sure if I can go through with it. He gave me a puzzled look and said , “Why would you be nervous about that?” I thought about it for a moment and honestly couldn’t give him an answer. Why was I nervous? What’s the worst thing that could happen? Nothing at all.  We were once that kid who would climb up the highest tree and not think of the actual danger that could happen, so why are we nervous about things now? Sometimes as adults we tend to talk ourselves out of things as we build it up in our heads of things that can go wrong and tend not to think of what can go right. A child’s view is ‘don’t overthink at all and just get on with’ it which I did.

Honesty

Kids are straight talkers and you know where you stand with them, which I love as I don’t have time to be led around of people feeding you a lot of crap when you know they’re lying. Also If you ask a child’s an opinion Continue reading

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Teaching Values to Children

As parents, we all hope that our children will become successful adults. But most importantly we want to know that we are raising good them to be good people. We all hope that our children will grow up to have the courage to stand up for others who can’t, who always choose to do good and offer help to others. But these types of values are such that need to be taught when they are young. When children are taught at an early age good values, they learn to lead better lives and have a better moral compass. Here are some ways that you can teach your young ones good values:

  1. Be a good example.

We are our children’s first teachers. We are who they model their behaviors after first. When your child sees how you interact with people, your own generosity and your own personal values -they will mimic those. In other words, you must practice what you preach. When they find themselves in a situation where they are not sure what path to follow, they will think about what path you would choose. Help make sure they choose the right one.

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  1. Hold them accountable.

This is very important. When your child Continue reading