The other day, Hayden was watching 'Scooby-Doo'. All of a sudden he randomly said, "Scooby-doo is gay."
I knew what he said. I also knew that he had no idea what he said or what it really meant - it is not something we ever say or ever would say.
I asked him if he knew what that meant. He said that it meant that Scooby-doo is cool.
I then asked him where he heard that and who had said that.
It took him a minute and then he admitted that "Sara" from school had said it (Sara is not the little girl's real name). I know who this little girl is. I know she is a sweet little girl and that her family is kind and good people. I also know that she has older brothers who have more than likely said that phrase around her and that she has picked it up.
I told him that it is not a nice thing to say and that he should not say it again. I also told him that Sara probably didn't realize it wasn't a nice thing to say. But regardless, it is not something that he should ever say again.
I know that more things like this will happen. I know I have to teach him how to be nice and to say nice things - and to not say mean, awful things. But it's not always easy. Hopefully he won't say this again.