Could you believe such bad words come from such a cute little girl?
The best reaction is to NOT react, because otherwise she thinks it's hilarious and keeps on going. James gets in on the action too and repeats whatever Maisie says. Then they run around the house, screaming "@$/&" and "@&$/@&$!"
I guess we are learning that toddlers pick up their language everywhere - and everyone has to be super careful about their choice of words around these little dragons. We will try to stick to Caspar Babypants radio as much as possible to minimize the damage.
If you know Maisie, you'll know one of her favorite books and songs is Five Little Monkeys. In most of the portrayals, the monkeys are dressed like humans, and it is interesting to see how this translates to a two year old perspective. We certainly did a few weeks ago.
In December we visited Fort Collins for an impromptu holiday choir concert. It was the little dragons' first concert and we were a bit concerned as it was orchestra and opera - but we thought it was worth a try.
The kids were overall very well behaved and did a great job paying attention and not getting in trouble. Maisie pointed out Santa on several occasions and they had a blast getting silly stringed by The Grinch.
Everything was going well until a beautiful young woman came up to do a solo. The theatre was very quiet in anticipation of this Opera student's solo. Maisie looked down at the stage, eyes bright with excitement, and shouted at the top of her tiny little lungs: "LOOK! A monkey!"
We were mortified.
Luckily I don't think the poor Opera major heard her, and the acoustics in the room prevented most of the audience from hearing her.
We have been around people of all different backgrounds and cultures, so this was definitely something unexpected - a two year old's take on society.
Proud mommy moment of the week: the little dragons got to play with their twin friends K&C up in Estes Park. It was an amazing to watch these kids, four babies who weren't given odds to be here, surviving and THRIVING!