And not to keep pounding this point home...but I would like to give an example on why I believe that children get potty mouths from their parents and TV (in case you don't believe me). Alise had a very good friend that started dropping the F-bomb last year at school. It trickled down to another friend using the F-bomb on her brother. Come to find out, the original friend's parents had been letting her watch the movie, "Knocked Up." SHE WAS FOUR YEARS OLD!!! The parents were like, "She doesn't know what she's saying!" THAT'S EXACTLY RIGHT BECAUSE YOU'RE NOT TELLING HER NOT TO SAY IT!! As far as I know, Alise has never said anything ugly like that - at least not around me and her Daddy. We've made a firm rule that she will not use ugly words or profanity in our home. Now, as far as the smart-mouth and attitude, we're still working on that!! Lord, help me!!
The day after the death threat, Alise came home and said that Evan wasn't her boyfriend anymore. I have no idea who Evan is, but apparently, Alise told Lindsay that she could have him. Lindsay is Alise's nemsis from this summer...she drove Alise crazy - and me as well by having to listen to Alise recall all the bad and hateful things that Lindsay did to her everyday on the way home from daycare. So Alise stuck her ex with her enemy? Sounds like a 4 year old soap opera to me!!
And last but not least, I had to write a check to the daycare for the entire week. They do not have a drop-in policy.
So, yeah, my daughter was threatened, lost her all-of-one-day boyfriend, and the daycare got 5 days worth of care for 3 last week.
How was your Thanksgiving week?
P.S. The pic below is just an example of the compromises I had to make last week to get Alise out the door every morning to daycare. I don't think she matched a single day. I just had to close my eyes!! It killed me. I call her my "rag-a-muffin child."