Bam-Bam has a friend over for a playdate this afternoon. We just finished lunch, and I have to share a conversation I overheard between these two four year olds. 🙂
Bam-Bam has a mug with a picture of Pooh Bear looking at a honey jar.
He uses this mug all the time, and I think its one of the cutest mugs ever.
Well, today as the two boys were slurping up their chicken noodle soups, Bam-Bam’s friend says, “Pooh Bear sucks”. Bam-Bam didn’t really hear him the first three times, so his friend pointed to his sweet pooh bear mug.
Bam-Bam finally understood what his friend was saying, and he looked at his mug with sad eyes. I don’t think he understood how anyone could berate someone as likeable as Pooh Bear.
His friend then went on to say “Pooh Bear is for babies”. I could tell that Bam-Bam felt a bit of peer pressure to admit that indeed Pooh bear was for babies. Instead of admitting to this most obvious fact, Bam-Bam shot back with “there are HUGE sharks at the aquarium right now”.
We received a monthly newsletter from the Monterey Bay aquarium yesterday showcasing their new shark exhibit. Bam-Bam is very excited about the possibility of visiting this shark very soon.
I just love the use of deflection in this conversation. After the mention of sharks, the conversation turned to sharp teeth, tough sharks and other tough animals. 🙂
I guess I’ll have to think twice before bringing out the Pooh Bear mug when company is over for Bam-Bam. 🙁 They grow up so fast.
Oh, I’m so glad Bam Bam deflected the conversation, and sad that his 4 year old friend thinks that Pooh Bear is babish. Good for Bam Bam to deflect ! I hope he continues enjoying Pooh Bear !
Josie Bisett says
Hi MOTM! It’s so heartbreaking listening in on those kid convos – and so hard not to butt in! Your little one sounds like he’s already got it all under control though! Sadly peer pressure is likely to get heavier and heavier as they get older – I hope my little ones learn how to deflect like that! Way to go, Bam-Bam!
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Melinda (Mom on the Make) says
I know. I think I need to incorporate more deflection into my daily dealings as well. 🙂