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Peter says: When your kid creeps you out

Addy scared Peter. Here's what happened.

By Peter van de Geyn
Peter says: When your kid creeps you out

One of Peter's weeds

I’m going to creep you out with this one: Addy came into our room the other morning and out of nowhere said, "Grandpa told me that me and Peyps are growing like weeds!”

I immediately stopped what I was doing and looked at Lisa, who also stopped what she was doing and looked at me. Lisa asked, "Who told you that, Addy?" But the kid took off. We were both dumbfounded because Addy doesn’t have anyone in her life who she calls Grandpa. In fact, we never use that word — Lisa’s dad is Zaidy and my dad is Opa. Neither of us have grandfathers who are in Addy's life, and even if we did, they wouldn't be called Grandpa. (I had a stepgrandfather who we called Opa and my mother’s dad was always Grumpy to us kids. My father’s dad, who passed away when I was a toddler, would have been the only one who was Grandpa, but I never really even knew him.)
 
Needless to say Lisa and I were a little freaked out by this. They say kids have a sixth sense ...Immediately we thought about the times Addy has mentioned a man in her room, but she hasn’t said anything about it in ages.
 
It's possible that she heard "Grandpa" on TV, but the Bubble Guppies and Strawberry Shortcake never really talk about their relatives. (Haha) We're still wondering where the heck it came from.

Any weird experiences like this with your little ones? Do you think kids have a sixth sense?

This article was originally published on Apr 11, 2012

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