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I’d heard about the horribly embarrassing things children do the their parents and was just waiting for my first turn… well, it came yesterday.

My toddler and I were at one of those petting farm places. My toddler has just discovered a new favourite game through kindergym where you dance in a circle, copying the person in front of you. Well, you can imagine his delight when everyone at the petting farm appeared to be playing the game with him. Only they weren’t actually playing, it was a group of profoundly disabled people on an outing with their carers. And my son was following them, very loudly imitating their noises and movements. No matter what I tried to distract him with, he’d sprint back and start imitating them again, playing his favourite game.

He’s not even 2 yet so there was no malice there, quite the opposite in fact, and luckily the carers seemed to realise this. But I was still mortified.


Posted by sallty, 22nd August 2013


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  • I can understand your mortification, how embarrassing! However, I can also see the funny side. Your little one was innocently having fun, playing a game he’s learnt. You have to laugh :/ :)

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  • this is a great 21 st story … very innocent.

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  • mr 3 saw a down syndrome person making strange noises and pointed and laughed at him yesterday.. first time id witnessed this behaviour

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  • nice to read stories on this great site

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  • good story

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  • Maybe a loving and gentle age appropriate discussion with him about how everyone is different. Children understand differences; sometimes more than adults! :)

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  • No harm done, he was just playing.

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  • Well i am sure everyone wasn’t bothered much by it. You shouldnt too… He is a baby… You shouldnt be embarresed

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  • i wouldn’t owrry aout ti to much

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  • oh dear kids dont understand .

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  • Oh god – mine did the same at the park! Don’t worry – they understand the difference between a child playing and malicious teasing!

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  • I don’t get embrassed by My toddler, more my 5 year old, who should know better. But I completely understand.

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