Thursday, March 7, 2013

Miscommunication

I'd like to tell you a little story about my firstborn...
On nights that Jack has had a good attitude throughout the day, he is allowed to stay up late and watch Jeopardy with us.  Now - during the day, we don't really watch TV (they watch their shows on Netflix) so Jack's exposure to commercials is very limited, and at night the commercials tend to be a little more adult-oriented, if ya know what I mean. 

One came on that was for an anti-smoking campaign, and showed several people that had lost fingers, toes, limbs, etc. due to diseases caused by smoking.  Naturally, Jack had some questions about that one, so Matt and I did our best to explain, in three year old terms, what smoking is and why it is dangerous.  We told him that we need to make smart decisions to keep our bodies healthy, and that sometimes when people make bad decisions they can get very sick.  He seemed to get it, so we left it at that. 

Fast forward to the next evening, and the four of us were running some errands when Jack piped up from the backseat...

"Mommy! I don't EVER want to smoke my toes!'

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