Our mealtime bribes often involve candy. After lunch, Rei dined on a well-deserved sucker (or "lollipop" if you prefer).
Upon completion of her treat, she places the little white stick between her fingers, brings it to her mouth and blows. As if she were smoking a cigarette. It was shocking, disconcerting and tragic; how did she know to do that?
She hasn't been exposed to anyone smoking in her presence, to my knowledge. We monitor her TV exposure closely and can vouch that Dora the Explorer, Franklin the Turtle, Hi-5, and Blue's Clues puff in private, if at all.
She isn't even 3-years old! I don't think I'm alone in thinking that's too young to start. Ack.