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WIBU to mention this to the nursery?

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catgirl1976 Sat 27-Apr-13 15:57:17

DS is 17 months

He goes to nursery twice a week and has started saying 'Hiya' when he sees other people or children

I know it's a not the biggest deal in the world but it makes me a bit itchy and I know he's not picked it up anywhere else

Would mentioning it make me look like a total twunt? I haaaate it sad

Picturesinthefirelight Sat 27-Apr-13 15:59:11

Sorry I don't understand the issue.

wonderingsoul Sat 27-Apr-13 15:59:22


but please do report back on what they say wink

RollerCola Sat 27-Apr-13 15:59:24

What were you thinking of asking the nursery to do?

VinegarDrinker Sat 27-Apr-13 15:59:24

Er, yes, YWBBU and very PFB.

TidyDancer Sat 27-Apr-13 15:59:33

In the nicest possible way, is this serious?

2cats2many Sat 27-Apr-13 15:59:35

You'll look a total twunt.

Honestly. Don't say anything to them. Just correct him at home.

SauvignonBlanche Sat 27-Apr-13 16:00:06

Hilarious! grin

LibertineLover Sat 27-Apr-13 16:00:20

What's wrong with Hiya? confused

Wheresmycaffeinedrip Sat 27-Apr-13 16:00:33

He's talking and you want to complain???

Least it's not "ta" grin

MoaningMingeWhingesAgain Sat 27-Apr-13 16:01:06

I think it's fine to hate it. But a bit too PFB to mention it.

You could try teaching him to say 'Good morning, how do you do?' instead grin

I am trying to encourage my DCs to not shout PooPooHeadFatFace all day just now.

pinkyredrose Sat 27-Apr-13 16:01:11

um . . . what?

BabyMakesTheYoniGoStretchy Sat 27-Apr-13 16:01:45

Most tots say Hiya. It will pass,and yes you will look like a twunt.

VinegarDrinker Sat 27-Apr-13 16:01:46

I think hiya is meant to be "common" Libertine ... (I only know this from MN)

crazydrunkevilhamster Sat 27-Apr-13 16:02:05

hmm confused
Please have my first & second biscuit biscuit

ppeatfruit Sat 27-Apr-13 16:02:13

What are you going to do when he comes back saying fuck? YABVVU get over it.

doublecakeplease Sat 27-Apr-13 16:02:15

Haha - you'll look like twunt - but please have a word and report back!! Any other words you hate?? My DS constantly says 'hiya' to people, dogs in the street, the odd bus stop....

BabyMakesTheYoniGoStretchy Sat 27-Apr-13 16:02:58

Teens around here greet each other with 'Story' so cherish the irritating Hiya.

MrBloomsBloomers Sat 27-Apr-13 16:03:18

Are you going to police everything anyone says to him for the rest of his life just in case he picks it up? What a twonk.

wonderingsoul Sat 27-Apr-13 16:03:35

or you could encourage him to do the "hiiiii ya " with jazz hands.

purely for our amusment.

HollyBerryBush Sat 27-Apr-13 16:04:09

What do you say OP? "Greetings Earthlings" ? Because I'm not entirely sure which planet you're currently orbiting

UniqueAndAmazing Sat 27-Apr-13 16:04:17

they do.

it's a developmental thing.
it's because they physically can't say the proper words.

same as they say "ta" because they can't say "thank you" - it turns into "tanks" and then into "thank you" - not because you've taught them that, but because that's the way their language control develops.

"hiya" is what DD (16 mo) says whenever someone comes into the shop. I always say "Hello" and DH and I say "hello" all the time. She's trying to say "hello" but her mouth can't form it properly. so it becomes "hiya" until it can.

if you complained to the nursery, they would probably laugh at you.

UniqueAndAmazing Sat 27-Apr-13 16:05:05

she also said "aaaamm" instead of "amen"

don't worry CG, it'll be fine grin

MissyMooandherBeaverofSteel Sat 27-Apr-13 16:06:29

Yes please do complain, I'm sure they will send letters to the other parents stating their child will be excluded for saying 'hiya' to yours.

grin grin the ultimate in PFB grin grin

catgirl1976 Sat 27-Apr-13 16:07:33

Ok....I would look like a total twunt and I won't say anything

I'll just correct him at home and wait for him to grow out of it

Thank you for the perspective smile

(PS It's not like I want him to say 'how doyou do?'.....'hello' would be just fine smile

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