Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Out of the Mouths of Babes, the 2012 Edition.

Readers, I need your help.

I have to add that in no way are my kids the most angelic in the world (hence the nickname "The Bratlings") so please do not think I'm suggesting they are infallible.

Anyway, I digress.

Mini has been going to school now with relative ease since September. We've had a few blips, like diva-gate and slightly nasty girl picking on her-gate, but so far she has made a lovely little group of friends both boys and girls and they are a very nice bunch. They have their quirks, like most kids, but behaviour wise they are great. The party which I thought would be tantrum filled hell ended up being a joy as every kid there was nice and polite, no upsets at all during the two hours.

However, there is one kid in her class who, and I'm struggling with how to word this, has an interesting vocab. And way of showing what he means with said vocab.

I'm not daft- I know when kids reach a certain age, the differences between girls and boys bodies because interesting, a giggle. They know they are different. 

But this one boy in her class goes beyond what I would think is funny or acceptable, and I'm no prude.

Basically you'd think this kid had read 50 Shades of Grey. Or had had it quoted to him.

The thing that really annoys me is that Mini, who has no idea about anything that, frankly, kids age 5 shouldn't know about, has now had certain information thrust on her by this child.

A few weeks back, she was sucking her thumb- not something my girly has ever partaken of purely because I sucked my thumb until I was 7 and now have the mother of all overbites due to it. So I've always flicked her thumb out her mouth. I asked her if she was tired, and she said no, she was sucking her thumb like this particular boy had shown her. 

So far, so fine.

Until she turned to me again and said "(Boys name) said this is how you suck a willy".

Ahhhhhhhhhh! Parenting hell!

Anyway, I told her, calmly, whilst trying to calm a livid Elder, that that wasn't a very nice thing to say to people and she shouldn't play with this child who shall remain nameless.

It carries on to today, when she now tells me that this same child has shown her his willy. And last weekend when she was explaining the finer points of Barbie's anatomy, all courtesy of this slightly more informed than necessary at 5 child in her class.

So, what do I do?

I don't know his Mum, but what I have seen her English is pretty poor. I talked to one of the other Polish Mum's and asked her what I should do, but she looked aghast and said she wouldn't know where to begin having that conversation. She's right though- how do you start a conversation with someone- "excuse me so and so's Mum, your son is a sex pest in the making, might do to lock up the porn indoors or have sex when he's out in future?" Maybe not.

Anyway, I talked to a few other Mum's this evening, and,  a braver one than me is going to have words with the teacher, but my goodness, what must that boy be seeing at home?

Had a similar experience? Please let me know how you dealt with it!


  1. I would go to the teacher and tell her what's been happening. If the little boy in question really has been showing his willy to others (as well as everything else), the school will be aghast. Talk through your complaints to the teacher who should then sit down with the child and his mother. If that doesn't help, get the head teacher involved. I've not had to deal with anything like this but that's what I would do. Hope you manage to get it sorted x

  2. This is awful. The teacher definitely has to know though, if only to monitor for anything else inappropriate.
    (I have the fear of the 5th birthday party hell myself this weekend, so I'm glad that yours went well.)


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