Bonham is starting to come home more and more doing things that he picked up at school. By that I sadly do not mean the listening or cleaning up after himself. He is starting to imitate his friends more. The goofy/silly talk is the one that he is doing the most. He has a few friends who are goofy and silly and he loves it. I am totally ok with him doing this. Ok, “totally ok” is a lie. I am actually not really ok with it at all, hence the post. I am fine with it in controlled situations. If he wants to be a goof ball while playing with friends that I am ok with, but when speaking to me, I am not a fan. And I certainly do not want him doing it at all in the classroom. We had a long talk this week about when it is ok to act silly and when it isn’t. I don’t want him imitating his way into being class clown. I know, I am such a buzz kill.
I think it is the baby talk and made up words that bother me. He has a greeat vocabulary (caution: braggy mommy) and very good diction. I don’t want his teachers or coaches to hear him and think he doesn’t. Is that wrong? He has a family member who STILL, yes still, speaks to him in broken English baby talk sometimes. Mind you, Bonham hasn’t spoken like that since he was maybe 2…but none the less it is spoken to him. Now he is saying it back to that person and even saying it when they aren’t around. It bothers me. He knows the right words and how to say them, is it wrong for me to expect him to use them? Or am I just a huge controlling pain in the ass mom who needs to chill out?