Thursday, September 18, 2008

A lesson in progress........

with all of the telephone and DSL techs, plumbers and now the satellite TV guy here. I am trying to teach my daughter that she shouldn't talk to strangers. She has always been a outgoing child, her first word was 'Hi'. When she was a baby I thought it was so cute, she would say Hi to everyone we walked by. Now that she is almost 4 and telling people things they do not need to know. Like the day she told the treasurer at her preschool that "Mommy only pushed out one baby" I thought I would die. She thinks that these men who have been coming in and out of our home are our friends. I try to tell her they are not, they are working for us. They are strangers and even though Mommy is talking to them it is not ok to tell the nice man about all of your family members.

Calling all Mom's, when do they catch on? When will she get it?

I have begun to tell her to remember what Rick Springfield said and she gives me a puzzled look, of course she doesn't know Rick Springfield. But Hello Emily- DON'T TALK TO STRANGERS!!!!!

7 comments:

Lynn said...

That is one of the funniest comments I've ever heard. I would have died too! Glad you are back!

April said...

Rick Springfield!! LOLOLOL You are too funny!!!

Tabitha said...

My 6 year old hasn't cottoned onto it yet! She knows about strangers ~ but she still tells the cashier in the supermarket lots of things that they really do not need to hear ha ha !!
love and big hugs XXXXX

Robyn said...

Mine hasn't put sentences together yet, so I, alas am no help.

Heather said...

maybe i am doing it wrong but i have not introduced her to stranger danger yet. however b/c she went to camp without me for the first time this past summer i told her she had to only stay with her 2 counelors and not go with or talk with any other adults...unless they were one of her friend's parents. it seemed to work so far.

Bekah said...

I still think "STRANGER DANGER" when someone i dont know talks to me! apparently thats something i should overcome in my 20s or something

J & J Acres said...

I think my mom just had to tell us once, "Don't talk to strangers!" and we listened. But it sounds like your daughter is a little less shy than we were!