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Yesterday, we were driving in the car and listening to Christmas music. Specifically, the song “Nuttin’ for Christmas” by Barry Gordon was playing. If you’re not familiar with the song, a child (boy?) sings about the fact that he’s been very naughty and isn’t getting anything for Christmas. Jenna was very intrigued by this song (I think because of the child singing), and she asked a bazillion questions.
“Nuttin’ for Christmas? Why nuttin’ for Christmas?”
“He was naughty? What did he do?”
“No presents? Why won’t Santa give him presents?”
“His mommy and daddy are mad?”
“Is that his mommy and daddy?” (when adults chime in with the singing)
But when the song came to this line: “I made Tommy eat a bug” she became more than intrigued.
J: “Eat a bug?? He’s going to eat a bug?”
J: “I want to eat a bug!!! Eat a bug for Christmas!!”
PsychDaddy: “OK, but just one.”
J: “NOOOOOO!! FOUR bugs! I want to eat FOUR bugs for Christmas!!”
J: Repeats that she wants to eat four bugs for Christmas the rest of the drive home (approximately 3,852 times). If there was a competition for toddler repetitiveness, she would be the champion.
This becomes even funnier given the fact that she repeatedly brought this up off and on throughout the ENTIRE day. I don’t know what would make her think of it, but periodically she would check in with us by asking:
J: “Mommy, when Christmas comes, I can eat four bugs, right?”
Me: Sure Sweetie. If you want to eat bugs at Christmas, you can.
J: “OK” (nods head in satisfaction)
Sure, I’m slightly worried (and TOTALLY grossed out) that she might actually do it, but people in other cultures eat bugs all the time and are perfectly fine, right?? And besides, if she likes it, this might be the end of my pest problems.