From the Mouth of Babes...
Overheard at the Parent-Child Mother-Goose (PP-CMG) project where I volunteer:-
2+ year-old Alice*: "Mum, what that?" (pointing to her mum's breast)
Mom: "These are mummy's breast, honey"
Alice: "No mummy" (Giggles)
Mom: "What are they, then?"
Alice: "Your butt, in front!"
At the same program, a child who had just learned the world 'baby' and 'big' (adult) was going around pointing out the people in the room, and labelling them. She went around, correctly labelling everyone, and then she came to me, pointed and said:-
Little Olive*: "Baby!"
Mom: "No, hon, Daphne's not a baby"
Olive: "Yes, she small! No big"
Since I was about a head shorter than most people in the room and/or half their width, we all just laughed it off and let her call me baby...
Anyway, Happy Valentine's Day, everyone! My professor just reminded us that kissing decreases cortisol (stress hormone) and increases oxytocin (which can increase feelings of empathy) in the blood...
Hmmm...I think she just told us to go kiss away!
Geez...What on earth do they teach in universities nowadays?!? ;)
*Note: Names have been changed...