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November 3rd, 2006, 08:41 AM
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OK I am the one who taught the kid this stuff, but it irritates me when he corrects my typing
from across the room my boy said "mommy you keep forgetting to end the sentence properly"

I'm torn LOL

part of me wanted to say "do not read my computer screen, do not correct grownups"
part wanted to say "I was testing you to see if you were paying attention"
part wanted to say "this is just my first draft"
part of me is a little worried that my bad habits will rub off on the kid if he is watching me type KWIM?

before I had kids I knew this family with little brainiac kid who was very smart and I loved him but he was so annoying when grownups were talking he would correct their grammar....I don't want to have that kid LOL

what would you say? how would it make you feel?


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November 3rd, 2006, 08:58 AM
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LOL, sounds like he and Reilly, my dd, are cut from the same cloth!! She's ALWAYS wanting to correct EVERYONE, grownups and kids alike. It annoys me to no end!

Here's how I look at it - as far as correcting grownups go, it's not her place to do that, even if she's "right". It's a respect issue. She is not a grown up so it is not respectful for her to correct a grown up as though she has that right. As for her looking over my shoulder and reading what I'm typing, that only bugs me if she starts saying "Mommy, what does that say? Who are you writing to?" and generally not minding her own business. If I'm writing something that I don't care for her to see I'll simply tell her that she needs to go and find something else to do.

She's a child who is very "wise in her own eyes" and we struggle with this a lot!
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November 5th, 2006, 01:23 PM
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Sorry...just popping in to laugh!
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November 6th, 2006, 08:25 AM
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My boys like to point things like that out to me, too. It doesn't really bother me. I just kind of grin and say "Yep, you're right." and correct myself. In my opinion, it just lets me know that I need to practice what I preach.
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