I was playing with my two year old where she was spooning sea shells into a bottle. I put out my hand to hold the bottle steady. This is something that she would often object to and she may say something like 'I don't need help' or 'leave alone, mommy'. This time she said 'chop your hand off mommy.' I asked her how and she replied 'with a knife mommy', then proceeded to add 'put your hand on the chopping board, I am going to chop it off'. I was obviously really stunned and upset. She articulated all of this in a pretty normal tone while playing.
My daughter only gets a half hour of TV at night which is always 'paw patrol'. She spends her day with a nanny who, though new to the job, seems to be adjusting. She goes to a drop in centre 4 days a week where there are some older kids, but she is quite on the timid side in social situations and does not interact all that much with them. We asked the nanny where she could have heard something like this and she had no idea.
I cannot imagine she would come up with such an idea herself or that she would get something so concrete in her limited interactions with other kids. The other possibility is television, unknown to us. This cannot be in the house as we have a cam. We also have a GPS tracker on her stroller and know where she is during the day and this is all public places. We are very worried about this and are considering a Montessori school for her. We are concerned that there is something in her current situation that is not right and also whether it is possible she has been threatened in some way. Is this an overreaction? We do not want to put her through another transition unless necessary.