Question by Alicia: My 2 1/2 year old talks about death daily.?
My 2 1/2 year old is very advanced for her age and I’m not just saying that because I’m her mom, people everywhere even if they first meet her say that about her. You see, it all started with collecting snails. My little scientist wanted to find out what happens if you crush it-well you guessed it. From then on she’s been understanding life and death, but the troubling thing is that she will do it with inanimateobjects. She will rip something like a picture of a heart I drew, and say “It died.” Flat out and deadpan. Then she will resume playing. An interesting, yet unnerving eye-opener that my daughter thought of while watching the children’s show “Yo Gabba Gabba” was at the end when DJ Lance says his goodbyes and the ccharacters”shrink” and go back into their boom-box she goes, “They died”. Even the Safe Haven baby symbol she says that baby’s dead and where are their mMommy’sand daddies? I don’t know what to do with her, is she being a wise-cracker (she does tend to have daddy’s sense of humor which is sarcastic) or is this something to be concerned about? Just to let you know the only person she knows of to be dead and whom she has never met was her grandfather (dad’s dad). He died many years ago and he was a legend of his time. Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band is the only thing that puts her to sleep. So in a way he is still there with us.
Answer by carrie
It might be just her way of describing an end to something. If she doesn’t seem morose I wouldn’t be too worried. Death is a normal function and it might seem like a very interesting way to describe something if it peaks someone’s interest. After all, toddlers love a bit of drama!
edit: I have to agree with Christina. Take out your thesarus and find some new words…using them frequently.
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