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March 19, 2014 5:27 PM   Subscribe

Adorable toddler sees no problem with cookies. [SLYT]

It's possible she is trolling her mom, in which case she has won the Internet.
posted by Mogur (24 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite

 
I feel you, Ye Bin. I see no problem with cookies either. I am actually waiting on cookies from a stranger right now. It's been a year and a half.
posted by cashman at 5:50 PM on March 19 [4 favorites]


That is a super-adorable kid. I do wonder about these stranger-danger things. The classic "strange man offering candy" scenario certainly happens, but it's a tiny, tiny fraction of the actual abuse cases, which are fantastically more likely to be perpetrated by people who are not strangers to the child in question. And then you add to that problem the problems of false positives ("strangers" that your kids are actually supposed to heed) and the possibility of inculcating a generalized and rather vague fear in children and I wonder if the risk/benefit calculation really pans out.
posted by yoink at 5:51 PM on March 19 [11 favorites]


I like this kid. Cookie Monster is my spirit animal too.
posted by bonehead at 5:53 PM on March 19 [3 favorites]


Man, ice cream and cookies and swimming. Throw in some grapes and you'd have the superfecta[*] of things my niece loves more than anything else in the world. She is going to be in big trouble once she's old enough to go outside alone.

[*] This is a bet with one more horse than a Trifecta. [**]
[**] Yes, I had to look that up.

posted by jacquilynne at 6:02 PM on March 19 [3 favorites]


My wife claims to have seen an episode of Oprah in which they had a classroom full of older kids than this one, and they made them all listen to a lecture about how you never get in the back of the van. Then they sent them all outside to play--still filming them, unbeknownst to the kids--and they sent some guys around with a van, and all the kids piled into the back of the van.
posted by Sing Or Swim at 6:07 PM on March 19 [9 favorites]


That is a super-adorable kid. I do wonder about these stranger-danger things. The classic "strange man offering candy" scenario certainly happens, but it's a tiny, tiny fraction of the actual abuse cases, which are fantastically more likely to be perpetrated by people who are not strangers to the child in question. And then you add to that problem the problems of false positives ("strangers" that your kids are actually supposed to heed) and the possibility of inculcating a generalized and rather vague fear in children and I wonder if the risk/benefit calculation really pans out.

Yeah, this is something we as parents struggle with, especially knowing the odds are that an abductor or abuser will be a known individual.

We've told our kids not to avoid all strangers, but that any stranger who approaches them out of the blue will have a password for them, which they know, and which is a weird thing that wouldn't be easy to guess.

We also taught them a kind of hierarchy of people they should approach should they get lost, or feel unsafe when we aren't right there--ie, a person in uniform, a person with a nametag (someone who works at the store where they've gotten lost), a woman with kids, a man with kids, and the last one is a person with a dog, because a person out walking their dog is probably just out walking their dog, not out looking for kids to steal. We also now live in an urban enough neighborhood that we've added "go into the nearest business and find an employee", because they're also old enough to go on short trips to the store by themselves.

It's not a perfect system but it's better than "never talk to any strangers, ever".
posted by padraigin at 6:14 PM on March 19 [5 favorites]


My son has always had no stranger fear - like none. Recently in pre-K they've started really working on handling strangers. Apparently they've made progress. My wife told me the other day she was walking him out to the car after school one day and another boy, a little younger than him recognizes his Disney/Pixar Planes winter hat he is wearing and says, "I like your hat." My son blows by the kid, turns slightly and says "I'M NOT SUPPOSED TO TALK TO STRANGERS!" and my wife is sort of standing there with a weird what just happened look on her face, trying to chase him down and help him understand that it is okay to talk to other kids at school. Well, that's progress. Right?
posted by Nanukthedog at 6:33 PM on March 19 [7 favorites]


I sent this to a friend of mine last week and now instead of saying 'yes' when I ask if she wants to get dinner with me she yells 'I LIKE IT!!!'
posted by danny the boy at 7:26 PM on March 19 [5 favorites]


I like how Ye Bin is still nomming away as she humors her mom's attempts to train her away from admitting her good taste in snacks and activities to Men She Does Not Know. That look of delight when her mom first proposes the possibility of cookies from Random Strange Man is beyond adorable.
posted by Hermione Granger at 7:42 PM on March 19 [1 favorite]


Big grins and the ice cream wiggles!
posted by BlueHorse at 8:30 PM on March 19 [5 favorites]


I wonder how being an international viral meme will effect the life of this young lady. Is she ever going to be able to escape from her catch phrase?
posted by asok at 2:49 AM on March 20


I wonder how being an international viral meme will effect the life of this young lady. Is she ever going to be able to escape from her catch phrase?

In a couple of years, that kid is going to look really different.
posted by leotrotsky at 6:10 AM on March 20


what kid that age isn't adorable? the facebookifying of the net...
posted by judson at 7:22 AM on March 20


This video has taught me it's a lot of fun to give an unequivocal no in Japanese, and I can't wait to try it out on someone. "Un day oh!"
posted by Frayed Knot at 7:24 AM on March 20



Big grins and the ice cream wiggles!


I love how she shimmies her shoulders in response to the ice cream question.
posted by sweetkid at 7:48 AM on March 20 [1 favorite]


what kid that age isn't adorable? the facebookifying of the net

As a professional child model casting agent, I can tell you that plenty of kids aren't as cute as Ye Bin. Plenty! That's why I keep those airplane sick bags next to my desk when meeting parents and their kids. Some kids...just faces for radio Disney.

(Kidding, not a child model casting agent. Please don't send me headshots of your kid or regale me with stories about how your little Brayden/ Cayden/ Jayden has star potential.)
posted by discopolo at 7:57 AM on March 20


This video has taught me it's a lot of fun to give an unequivocal no in Japanese, and I can't wait to try it out on someone. "Un day oh!"

Ye Bin isn't a Japanese name. Korean, I think? Or Chinese.
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish at 8:43 AM on March 20


Where I used to live there is this old Chinese man who only spoke a few words of English who would take slow walks around the neighborhood. When he passed by our house, he would see us sitting on the porch, and see our kids, then motion the little one to come with him. He'd cheerfully run over to the old man, who would take his hand and walk off with him. We'd yell for him to come back, and give him a lecture about walking off with strangers, then the old man would laugh and laugh. He did this every time he walked by--one day even walking off with his bike until we told our son to tell him to stop.

Both kids finally learned not to walk off with him, though they both gave him a hug when we saw him sitting down resting in a local mall.
posted by eye of newt at 9:08 AM on March 20 [1 favorite]


This video has taught me it's a lot of fun to give an unequivocal no in Japanese, and I can't wait to try it out on someone. "Un day oh!"

Ye Bin isn't a Japanese name. Korean, I think? Or Chinese.


Pretty sure they're speaking Korean, and that's a Korean name.

unequivocal Japanese no is not as fun

posted by dubitable at 9:18 AM on March 20 [2 favorites]


Easier to yell, though.
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish at 9:48 AM on March 20


My bad, I shouldn't make assumptions.

"Are they speaking Japanese?"
"Un day oh!"
posted by Frayed Knot at 11:34 AM on March 20 [3 favorites]


"Un day oh!"

That was the teachable moment for me, as opposed to The Cute, that Korean for 'no' is andayo.
posted by the cydonian at 6:31 PM on March 20


really? I learned a lot from the cute.
posted by sweetkid at 6:48 PM on March 20


Andweyo = I/we/you can't do it (used as a response or command); it can't/shouldn't be done. Usually wrt a course of possible action or request. (Opposite: a simple Dweyo.) Aniyo is closer to a plain No.
posted by shortfuse at 6:55 AM on March 21 [1 favorite]


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