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How To Stop Wars by ds, age 3

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FrannyandZooey Sat 24-Feb-07 18:40:50

He has obviously given this a lot of thought today and said very seriously to me:

"Mummy, we have to stop people having wars."

"Yes, I think so too. How can we do it?"

"We'll get a big massive sharp sword and poke them all with it until they stop."

NotQuiteCockney Sat 24-Feb-07 18:41:25

Hey, has he been listening to GWB somehow?

marthamoo Sat 24-Feb-07 18:41:29

Perfect 3 year old logic, bless him.

FrannyandZooey Sat 24-Feb-07 18:45:42

He has some other ideas:

"Distract them all so they forget about fighting."


"Do some tricks and jokes and things to make them laugh."

NotQuiteCockney Sat 24-Feb-07 18:49:05

Ah, see, that sounds more like your parenting style. More than 'poke them with a sword until they behave' does, anyway.

FrannyandZooey Sat 24-Feb-07 18:54:30

Ok, well here's one that sounds even more like me:

"We'll keep telling them and telling them and telling them until they just give up and stop."

NotQuiteCockney Sat 24-Feb-07 19:11:49

Is that your style with DS? Or with DP?

Actually, I think the distract is the parenting style everyone tries for, and the telling them and telling them is where we all end up.

brimfull Sat 24-Feb-07 19:17:51

my ds age 4 doesn't know what a war is.

roseylea Sat 24-Feb-07 19:30:06

My dd aged 4.5 has no concept of war...

Sorry to be all serious on a light hearted thread but when I think about all the 4.5 yr olds in the world who know nothing but war, I'm so conscious of how lucky we are in the UK really.

NotQuiteCockney Sat 24-Feb-07 19:46:56

Ahem. I think Frances' DS is so much aware of war because of my DS1.

DS1 does often ask questions like 'we're not having a war now, are we?' to which I have to answer 'well, erm, um, yes, we are '

FrannyandZooey Sat 24-Feb-07 20:13:40

Ah, I think it's mostly because he is obsessed with Romans and the story of Boudicca etc

and because I have told him I don't like toy guns because people use guns in real wars and people really get hurt

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