A few weeks ago my husband and kids decided to take a road trip to Oklahoma instead of flying.
The trip was a ton of fun, but something happened that shocked me to the core! Cale, our son cussed at us…
It may sound funny, but that really hit a nerve with me about kids and how as adults we sometimes say things around them thinking they will not repeat it, but trust me they will.
Let me tell you what happened.
It was the day after my Sister-In-Law Kaitlin's wedding, and it was time for us to check out of our hotel and head to Ricky's Dad's house to hit the pool, cook out, and just have fun.
The kids were so excited and eager to get going.
We had so much stuff to pack up so I told Ricky I'd pack up everything so he could stay in the front room with the kids.
It took me about 45 minutes to an hour to pack everything up. Once I was done I asked Ricky to check to make sure I didn't miss anything.
I guess it was taking us too long because shortly after we made sure everything was together, Cale walks into the room with a serious face.
He looked at us and said, “What the Fu_k are ya'll doing?! Can we go now?!”
“Oh my goodness” I shouted!
Ricky and I both looked at each other in disbelief. His mouth was wide open and my hand was over my mouth.
There was a long moment of silence… we both tried to figure out what to say.
After about 3 minutes of dead silence, Ricky finally said, “Cale! Where on earth did you get that from?”
He replied, “Dad I got it from my friend at camp. He said his Dad says that all the time. What's wrong with that word Dad?”
We both sat Cale down and explained to him what bad words are and we also let him know that he is NEVER to use them.
Since we've been back I've shared that story with a few of my close friends and I was surprised to hear the mixed reactions.
I can't tell you how many times I've seen kids that talk grown, act grown, or are getting into things that they have no business doing.
Just a few days ago I got a phone call from a mother frantically calling because her 8 year old daughter's weave needed to be done.
In my opinion, 8 years old is too young for a child to be wearing a full head sew in weave unless there are circumstances where it's absolutely necessary, and with that phone call it wasn't the case.
Kids should be kids in my opinion.
Phone calls like this are the main reason why I chose to film my 10 Styles For Your Child DVD. There are so many parents who need guidance in what to do with their kids hair instead of throwing a weave in.
In this DVD I tell you everything you need to know from how to properly detangle the hair, to what you can do for those days when you're in between washes, and so much more!
This DVD is great for children from 3 -12 years old and you can check it out below.
I tell my daughter all the time to enjoy being a kid while she can. Don't try to grow up too fast.
There are so many things to enjoy while you're in your childhood.