Tuesday, April 4, 2006

Kids Say the Darndest Things

I'll be honest...I can have a potty mouth. Back in the day, vulgar language existed in my vocabulary. Alcohol definitely stimulates that language. Oh, and let's not forget, so can the ex-spouse.

But basically on a daily basis, my mouth is under control, appropriate language speaks. So when I tell my little man that it is time to go upstairs to go to bed and he responds, "What the hell?" I'm in total shock. Of course I have to ask him what he said. He gladly repeats with a smile, "What the hell?"

Yeah, now I want to say what the hell? What the hell is going on? I'm trying to think if I have used this phrase in front of him.

Where did you hear that word I ask him. His eyes go back and forth as he tries to look for an answer. Bingo, he sees the video he borrowed from Tinkerbell. So he tells me he got it from the movie Country Bears. He gave it a good try.

11 comments:

Sober Chick said...

Whoa. One has to be so clever to correct an act. Parenting is such an art. It's like you have to watch every move you make because you have a little sponge absorbing EVERYTHING.

Country Bears, ahhh. As an outsider this is really cute. As a parent, don't know this yet. You seem to have your reactions channeled in the right direction however. Thanks for sharing this experience.

Tab said...

LOL !! You have to give him credit, he is a fast thinker!

doc-t said...

kids are SPONGES for the wrong words...

i was driving once, with a very sweet little girl siting next to me and this guy barrels through and intersection almost hitting me and cutting me off...

it was scary.. so naturally I yelled

"You F---ing Idiot!"

and sits next me and with a big smile said

"You F---ing Idiot!"

and she has this honestly proud smile. Cause she was learning words about that time...

I gave her quite a head start..

Me: Um... Don't say that in front of your mom or dad okay?

Her: F---ing idiot!

Me: Yes... Yes I am. But lets make that OUR little secret.

sirreene said...

You constantly refer to your child as a 'man' allbeit a 'little' You can expect adult language from adults.

butterflygirl said...

"My little man" is only a name I gave my son for this blog of mine.

Frema said...

Fast thinking on his part!

If it took him four years to pick up on the bad language habits of adults, no matter who they are, one time, you're doing pretty darn well.

Lacey said...

Kids are like sponges and pick up on EVERYTHING! Glad you know what the source was. Keep an eye on those videos ;)

DayByDay4-2Day said...

cute story!

Alex said...

does he watch the 70's show? that a catch phrase on there. Yeah, kids absorb far, far more than most would suspect

Da Gal said...

I know I swear and that is confirmed when I am with my friends who have kids and one accidentally pops out and my friends eyes pop out of their head. That's all it takes usually.

I do remember the first time my mom swore. I was in the front seat pop BOTTLES yes the glass kind were in the back seat and we were returning them for money at the store. (You did that back in the day.) Someone cut her off and she had to hit her brakes suddenly, the pop bottles crashed to the floor and she said,
"Crash, bang, boom, bomb, shit!" She almost made it without letting that slip out!

Dr. Angay said...

Cursing is an art that teaches people to stick up for themselves. Children should learn that from an early age. Aggression is good.
Maybe you should change your ways.