1- DD has a bff at her new school. Hmmm- how to not sound like an a** here. It was clear to me that her mom and grandma at orientation were on the trashy side. I want DD to be friends with everyone and am thrilled she has such a connection with this little girl. The scream with joy every time they see each other- it's adorable. The problem is, I've never talked baby-talk to DD, but that's all this girl seems to be able to talk. DD has started with "Me want ____" and similar. I calmly correct her each time, and when she questions it I tell her that I want her to speak the right way, even if bff doesn't. It's gotten worse though. I don't know if her teachers are working with the little girl on it, or letting it go a "cute." If it's the former I can deal with it. If it's the latter, I wish they wouldn't! It's totally not my business how they are dealing with someone else's child. Thoughts?
2- DD has started lying about needing to go potty to get out of bed repeatedly (5-10 times each night between 8 and 10). We just nighttime trained her and she's obviously ready because she's been dry for a week and a half, so we don't want to say "No you don't need to go!" but this is obnoxious! We've talked about how bad lying is and how important the truth is. We put the child-proof doorknob back on the inside so she can't get out on her own (don't judge me on that please- otherwise she's out of her room twice as much and the door doesn't shut properly so we have to close it every time), but the fibbing continues. Thoughts?
3- She is suddenly terrified of smoke detectors. The one outside her room chirped one morning while she was sleeping and scared the crap out of her. The following weekend the one downstairs did, too (yep, we need to replace all the batteries and be done with it). Since then she won't go to sleep unless I cover her up to her hair so she can't see the smoke detector. All she talks about is smoke detectors! Every new building we go it, she wants to know if they have one and where it is and if it'll beep. Every night she asks if it's going to beep. We've discussed that they are to keep us safe, and usually don't beep unless there is a fire. We talked about how the microwave beeps and that's not scary, and I can say "beep!" too and that's not scary either! She laughs, but still dwells. A firefighter came to her school a couple weeks ago and I think he brought some kind of bell. I found out last week she was scared of him. My child is usually fearless and isn't scared of anything! Her class is going to the firestation tomorrow and she's worried they're going to ring the bell again. I told her they will, but it isn't scary because it just tells the firefighters it's time to get to work. She's still worried. Thoughts?
I know this is long. TIA if you made it all the way through