Okay, pardon my sarcasm. I really don’t have anything against Tori Spelling. I don’t watch any of her shows or follow her in any way really, but I happened to come across this post on her site today:
In case you can’t make out what is says, allow me to recap:
“Liam just said, ‘I hate paparazzi. Next time I see one, I’m gonna spill soda on him, call him a bitch, and then maybe I’ll kick him in the wiener.'”
Umm, that’s not okay. I’ve never had the misfortune of being followed by paparazzi, but if my daughter ever said any of the things Liam did I’d be re-evaluating the job I was doing as a mother–not posting them on my blog for the world to read.
Now I know there are Tori Spelling diehards out there, so before you get all worked up, you have to be realistic. Sure you can’t control everything your kids says, but you can choose not to advertise the inappropriate comments that come from your child’s mouth. And yes, what Liam said was inappropriate. He’s 4!
Tori claims she has “no idea where Liam heard the word ‘bitch,'” but I’m not buying it. It goes without saying that a 4-year-old shouldn’t think it’s okay to say the word bitch, but I also don’t think a child should hate someone or want to inflict bodily harm on someone. I get that paparazzi are annoying, but it’s not okay to let your kid–yes, even a 4-year-old–think it’s okay to hit another person.
I seriously hope Tori promptly corrected Liam’s bad behavior–after she posted about it on her blog, of course–but who knows really.
Am I the only one who finds this whole thing a bit shocking? Not only that a 4-year-old speaks like this, but that his mom thinks it’s cute enough to write a blog post about? Please tell me this isn’t normal. Share your thoughts in the comments.
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