My 18-month-old is like a little macaw. She tends to repeat the last word of whatever I say.
Which is par for the course with a toddler learning to talk.
“Let’s put on your shoe.”
“Want me to pick you up?”
This is usually adorable –until mommy’s potty-mouth kicks in.
I haven’t heard my precious baby utter any four-letter zingers yet, but I know it’s long past time to G-rate our language.
I don’t have an extremely dirty mouth. It’s not like I listen to uncensored rap albums in the car with my baby.
I don’t think my reality show would involve too many bleeps.
But I am like any human. I often want to tell that person who just cut me off on Nicholasville Road during rush hour to go to. . . a very warm place reserved for bad people.
The other day I started to release my anger on a driver who almost hit me in a parking lot.
With CeCe in the backseat I ended up shouting “You son-of-a. . . silly-billy! Go HUG your-self!”
Even if I cut out the occasional obscenity, I realized I am still saying things like “stupid,” “dumb,” and “idiot” often, even if I am just describing whatever celebrity is on E! News at the moment.
I would chastise my child for calling someone stupid or an idiot, so these words need to go as well. People will now be referred to as:
- Do-do birds
- Goof heads
- Silly gooses
- Crazy pants
- “Maybe she is smart in other ways.”
I know that I might slip up in front of my kid one day.
I just hope I can catch myself, apologize and explain why we shouldn’t say that word (whether it be “stupid” or start with the same sound as “Shooooo.”)
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