This funny little girl is cute indeed, telling her mommy what she’d do to a monster who came out of the television and into her home. (Warning: you should watch this before letting your kids see it.)
Okay, the kid is adorable and funny. That case is closed.
But what about the actual content of the discussion?
I am of two minds on such dialogues with my kids when they come up. On the one hand, giving a child the imaginary power to control something that scares her is probably a good idea. On the other hand, I am trying to teach my children cooperative, if not downright pacifist principals. So rather than correcting “ask” to “butt” I would probably suggest diplomacy with the monster: “offer the monster some tea and biscuits, honey, maybe the monster is just looking for friends!”
Am I a hopeless bleeding heart dooming my children to be walked all over? What do you think of this one?