Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Where's the Innocence

So as I mentioned yesterday I went on a field trip to the pumpkin patch with Girl.

At some point in time during the trip a little boy walked up to Girl and said:

LB: Can you read?

Girl: Yea.

LB: Can you write?

Girl: Yea.

LB: Can you do it all night?

Girl: Yea.

LB: Ewww. That's disgusting!! Hahahaha!!

I couldn't belive it! I was floored!! Lucky for that little boy me, it all went right over Girl's head and she hadn't a clue as to what he was talking about.

I wonder if he even knew what he was talking about? I'm kind of hoping that he heard it from an older sibling and was just repeating it - because come on - they're in SECOND grade!

Maybe it's time to start looking into an all girl private school!


csquaredplus3 said...

What's disgusting is that the little boy's been exposed to those thoughts/ideas already.

I don't think an all girl private school would be any better though. Our kids attend a private school, and the little girls are much more "advanced" in the areas of sexual awareness than the boys.

Glad it went over her head.

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

I have got to believe that little boy was laughing at the rhyme and had no idea about the other.

jubilee said...

Isn't it astonishing what kids pick up and then feel like they have to repeat? Um, yikes.

Tiffany said...

My daughter had a little boy who chased her around in Kindergarten..he was always trying to pull down her panties. I had to stop sending her to school in dresses. It was awful...I always wondered what in the world he was exposed to at home, yanno?
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Anonymous said...

Oh good heavens. My son is eleven and he is so naive. I would actually prefer it to stay that way for a good long time but alas, the world does not agree.
It's horrible! Some thirteen year old girls are getting pregnant. My son is just a baby!!

Bebemiqui said...

Yikes, that's pretty bad.

Lalycairn said...

Ewwww. That's yucky. It's so sad that our kids know so much so early. Of course having older siblings is part of it. My youngest knows WAAAAAY more than she should.

Tianna said...

I can only hope that he does NOT know what he's talking about. I feel like kids are getting pressured by tv and movies to grow up faster and faster. My 7 year old niece wants to look "hot" and that worries me.

caseydeuce said...

I wonder if he actually knew what he was saying, kids say some crazy things sometimes not knowing what they heck they are even talking about. My daughter told me a few weeks ago that the baby's "butt" looked like a brain. He's a boy and she wasnt actually referring to his BUTT... I mean, she didnt ask why she didnt have one or what those things were, just that it looked like a brain.

Amber said...

Unfortunately, a lot of kids are exposed to these types of things by older relatives, tv, etc. Kids in my son's class are already talking about having sex....they're only 8! Maybe I'm naive, but I think that's too young to even know about things. One girl told my son she wants to have sex with him. !!! He says it's mainly one boy in the class who went around telling everyone about sex (or what they think it is anyway...they think it's just getting naked and kissing, but I don't think they should be talking about getting naked!) and now they're all talking about it.

Susan W said...

2nd post for the giveaway -

I can really sympathize with this post. I am shocked/floored/dismayed when I see and hear how "adult" some kids' dialogue has become. I don't remember that happening when I was a kid!?! THankfully, as you said, it goes over our kids' heads!

Lisa said...

Sometimes you wonder if they're just repeating things they've heard (my son is six but has older stepsiblings, and just from being around them, he comes out with some stuff!), or if what they say is based on things that they've actually been exposed to (or worse yet, had happen to them). It sure does seem like kids grow up a lot faster than I recall me and my friends doing, and it's sad.

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