I hardly ever saw my parents argue, not because they didn’t but because they had the good sense not to argue in front of us.
I and my husband on the other hand have been quite silly because we argue in front of them all the time. Of recent I started telling my husband to mind the kids, and his response has been ” they don’t understand” which is quite absurd because I know that I remember stuff from when I was 3 and my son is 4!
Well, last weekend we had another minor argument and my 4 year old was there.
Later that day this is what my son told me:
Son: Daddy doesn’t like you
Mum: why do you say that?
Son: because he was abusing you.
I felt so bad because it wasn’t even a real argument and we didn’t use any ugly words. All I did was scold my husband for not keeping an eye on the baby (my 4 year old had carried her out of her chair!) but hubby got defensive and all.
That was it Oh!
Abeg we all have to mind what we say around our kids; they are more perceptive than we could ever imagine.
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