Tomorrow we're going to visit my aunt and her family (husband and two kids who are 5 and 3). They're only three hours away, but we don't see them often at all - the last time, I think, was about a year and a half ago! I believe my son has only met them the one time - well, aside from when he was born, but he obviously doesn't remember that!
This particular part of my family is LDS. We're not religious at all. I remember growing up, when we would go to visit this part of my family, my sisters and I would feel very awkward when they would pray at dinners and stuff... but other than that we didn't really have a problem. We were raised Christian for part of our upbringing (we stopped going to church when I was about 10) so we understood praying and things like that.
I'm fairly certain that my son will not understand. He also has a vocabulary that consists of things that, in my opinion, a 5 year old shouldn't say - things he picked up on from his dad's ex-girlfriends kids, who are 8 and 10 and didn't really have a positive upbringing (but we won't get into that). He'll sometimes should "OH MY GOD" in a really obnoxious voice, for example. It drives me crazy, and I usually just have to ask him not to say stuff like that... but hey, he's 5, so he'll just say it anyway. He's a pretty loud kid and tends not to have an "off switch" - sometimes quieter kids look at him like he's crazy! He got that from me I guess... haha!
I'm thinking of just "prepping" him for what he can expect for our little visit before we go tomorrow, or while we're in the car. But I'm not entirely sure what to say.
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