Yesterday I posted about my daughter blurting out an awkward question to a neighbor, and there were some hilarious replies from other moms about what their kids had said in their more candid moments. Someone brought up an interesting point about how it was kind of sad that we eventually teach our children to avoid speaking the truth and worry about harming the feelings of others. So that got me thinking, where's the fine line, and when do we cross it?
I mean, it's cute when a small child says something that the rest of us wouldn't say, and we all laugh and move on. But eventually, it isn't cute anymore, and we want our kids to be sensitive and considerate.
Case in point: I don't mind when kids, or actually people of any age, ask me why my eyes stay closed most of the time, or why I have a service dog in a store, or why my little girl's daddy never lets me drive his car--yes, that has been asked by more than one preschooler over the last year and a half. But all too often, kids are the only ones who will ask, and the grown-ups with them will shush them, as if we all don't know I'm blind and it's a bad thing to mention.
Answer by wendythewriter at 8:32 AM on Mar. 23, 2013
Answer by PMSMom10 at 1:31 AM on Mar. 23, 2013
Answer by girlwithC at 2:40 AM on Mar. 23, 2013
Good question. Does it cross the line once they hit a certain age? Maybe. I think most adults could make their own conclusions about someone with a disability, without needing to pry. And when our kids are with us, there aren't always big enough rocks to crawl under when they blurt out something we consider to be embarrassing! lol :p
Answer by mrsmom110 at 6:14 AM on Mar. 23, 2013
Answer by AllAboutKeeley at 8:10 AM on Mar. 23, 2013
Answer by older at 8:30 AM on Mar. 23, 2013
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