Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Shop Talk

Today I was approached at work by a woman who is the mother of two children who attend the same daycare as my two boys. She informed me that her two daughters thought it extremely funny that while playing with tools my oldest son, Nick was walking around the house saying "little fuckers".

I learned a number of months ago that in the garage, while "building" with Dad Nick was given permission to say such words with freedom...but ONLY while in the garage and NOT in front of Mom or others. I learned this because while hammering away on a shelf his father was building, Nick yells "goddam it" and I had to stifle my laugh because let's face it, it's kind of funny when little kids swear.

This is all carried over from previous conversations Dan and I have had about not swearing in front of the kids. This conversation occurred shortly after we were sitting in our Suburban at the stoplight and Nick pipes in from the back seat "GO Bitch!" WHAT? I looked over at Dan and he was looking out the window with a nervous look on his face. We have now trained Nick to say "Go Mouse!"...much more appropriate for car rides with Grandma and others who might not appreciate our choice of colorful terminology.

I must say that I truly enjoy using the swear words I learned from my older brother and I will continue to use them. My kids will some day be able to understand that they are really only supposed to do as I say and not as I do. Isn't that what we were taught as children?

So, Nick stopped saying little fuckers after his daycare provider stopped snickering and calmly educated him on appropriate language. I just laugh...it gets me through the day!

5 comments:

  1. I'm sorry but that shit IS funny!!!!! I can't help but laugh when kids say naughty things! I know it isn't right but that doesn't make it less funny! Plus I'm pretty sure the shit that Mia is going to come up with is gonna be priceless....we could co-write a book!

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  2. Oh, good, I'm not the only one with this problem of a cursing child. It is so hard not to laugh!

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  3. That is FUCKING hilarious! I can ONLY imagine the SHIT that will eventually come out of my daughter's mouth... I am really going to have to watch my "trucker" mouth soon... I am a new follower from your "sister"'s blog :)

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  4. My kids are always repeating the words I wish they didn't!!!

    Love your openness here. Sorry for your loss, but pray that this blog provides more healing for you and your family.

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  5. We make our son say "thumbkin" because it sounds like "fuckin'" and we kill ourselves laughing every time!

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