Silly Goose

Klara has the vocabulary of a 5-year-old, plus she’s tall. So nobody ever knows what age she is. Her emotional development and social skills are very age-appropriate, however. And coupled with her extremely good talking skills, they sometimes create embarrassing situations for me.

Today at the bookstore, we sat at the cafe and engaged in an interesting, long conversation. We talked about books, our favorite holidays, books about our favorite holidays, favorite places to read books about our favorite holidays, etc.

All of a sudden, Klara pointed at a woman sitting in the corner and announced in a loud, clear voice, “Look, Mommy! Look at that lady reading a magazine and drinking a beverage. What a silly goose!”

I was mortified but it was too late to explain that this is actually a very small child who has no idea what the expression “silly goose” means. And I don’t even know where she picked it up. I obviously don’t go around rubbishing strangers in front of my toddler.

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3 thoughts on “Silly Goose”

  1. “I was mortified but it was too late to explain that this is actually a very small child ”

    I wouldn’t worry too much, most people (most normal people that is) are quite happy to be tolerant about indelicate or inappropriate things that children might say at least up to at least age 7 or 8 or so (as long as the adult seems a little embarrassed or apologetic).

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