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4-little-monkeys-jump-on-the-bedWhen instructing Cool Baby not to do something, I need to watch what I say lest I cause a catastrophe of epic proportions.

Let’s say I can walk in a room and see CB jumping on his bed. For a lot of parents, this might not be a big deal. For us, we have nightmares of monkeys falling off and bumping their heads.

So, I would quickly admonish CB:

No jumping on the bed…You can fall off and knock your head!

And by God’s grace, CB will obey. But recently I noticed that I was setting us up for future troubles. It’s semantics, but when I say

You can fall off and knock your head!

a grammar-savvy CB might think to himself, “Oh, I can?! Sweet!” *leap* *mild concussion*

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