By Baby eater - 20/05/2014 00:00 - United States - Clarksville
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Yes. I think that it's sweet that the kid cares about babies. He's just 4 years old. He clearly does not understand where babies come from nor the friability of pregnancies and thus he acted a bit out of hand. I doubt that it's as extreme as the FML makes it seem to be.
I can't help wondering how old your neighbor is... He takes stupid to a whole new level if he honestly believes that people swallow babies to get pregnant.
I thought that at first too, but then I thought that it would not take 3 people to pull a 4 tear old off of the OP so maybe OP meant that they had been neighbors for 4 years. It's a bit oddly worded. EDIT: Nevermind, I'm half alseep and slightly intoxicated.. commence the storm of thumbs down.
No I have to agree that OP could have meant that they were neighbors for 4 years. I dont think thats the case but I can see how some on might think that. And 4 year old kids know how to cling to things. when my little bro was four, it took bother my parents, me, and my uncle to pull him off a street sign because he didnt want to go inside.
A lot of younger kids don't quite grasp just how strong they are and thus don't have the ability per se to grasp or touch things gently. That's why you hear stories about toddlers giving bodybuilders black eyes or toddlers breaking things. Then again, I'm not an expert on the muscular and neurological systems of young children, so you may want to consult someone who actually went to school for that.
I worked as an assistant in a school for a while and it often took a couple of people to stop a child. It's kind of an unfair fight because the kid is going at it full force but the grown ups do their best to avoid hurting them. I think adults are more aware of the damage they can do, so they're more careful. If a pregnant lady was involved though, I'd probably have cared less about the child because I would think she was more at risk from being seriously hurt than the kid was.
Yeah, 4 year olds can be squirmy little bastards. They flail about and it can be pretty difficult to get a hold on them if they're fighting. This could obviously be a good thing in a bad situation (for the child), but when you need to stop a kid from harming someone else, it's a detriment. It's kind of like trying to pick up a very energetic large fish.
I think your neighbours need to have a little chat with their son about the birds and the bees.
Thats....a terrifying explanation. It really isn't that big a deal to just tell them the truth. You don't have to put in all the gory details but you don't have to lie to them either. They probably won't care much anyway - it's just another fact of life to them. Unless, of course, you freak out and make it a big scary taboo subject.