This election has gone off the chain! I had to stop watching the news. The 6 am/pm news! Because thanks to a leaked Access Hollywood video, and some exhaustive news coverage, my 4-year old son asked me to explain a 5-letter word that begins with the letter "P."
I am not linking the video. If by some chance you haven't seen or heard about it because you were living off the grid for the past two months, just Google: "Donald Trump," "Access Hollywood," and "Video."
It's bad enough that my 4-year old son with autism, who is just learning to talk, quickly learns to say THAT WORD, but he wants a definition too?
Yes Oakland I am upset. When I was 4- years old the only reference I had to that "P-word" was this guy:
and when I was 8-years old I knew all about this band:
but I had no adult reference to that word!
So I chickened-out. I sure did. I had no desire to explain the adult version of a word when saying "it's a cat" would do. I read my kid Puss in Boots, checked out the movie from the library, and sat him down for a very important talk. I explained that sometimes adults use words in rude ways, and we shouldn't repeat everything adults say. Then I read this book to him:
He thought it was funny. He runs around the house saying "flarf" and "shalark" repeatedly now. Hey a momma's gotta do what a momma's gotta do.