Parenting done right: Baby's first word is "taco"


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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/08/10/parenting-done-right-babys.html


#2

“Stop laughing and get me a taco, mom!”

Having been a parent to two kids who are now both over 18, it greatly amuses me when parents are happy when their child says their first word. And I get it. But it’s downhill from there.


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My son was just learning to speak when I offered him a bite of my refried beans. Very nearly his first sentence was “No! No! Dog food!”


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Bright child. :rofl:

But seriously: I am pretty amazed what children like to eat, up until they learn to be picky. Tacos might look weitd, but it olives, and even (mild) peppers? Dafuq, we had a kid in the family who loved raw garlic.

But all this went away. They somehow learned to despise certain foods, and not even try them. Shame, but I don’t blame them. I hated tomatoes until I was 20something, and I still hate most Brassicaceae.


#6

I thought the whole reason we elected Trump was so this wouldn’t happen!


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Imagine the kid’s disappointment when he learns that the promise of a taco truck on every corner was just a lie.


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Are we sure it’s not the Japanese word, tako, for octopus? Maybe this child was sent to us to warn of the coming of the Old Ones?


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Add me to the “parenting done right” list! My kid’s first word also was tacohttps://www.instagram.com/p/BmPZkkbndA3/


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Along with all the usual animals sounds, our child knows that a shark says.
“What does a shark say?”
“DA-dum DA-dum”

We are going for the cruelest-parents-on-the-block award


#11

Wow that is so WEIRD!!!


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Nah. That ain’t cruel. We call it warping a child in all the right ways.


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