Monday, January 5, 2009

Don't you love those stellar parenting moments?

You know the ones when your child does or says something that you know they learned from you (or your spouse/significant other) that are just SO not appropriate for their little body. These things that you do/say often and yet you are shocked to hear them from your precious little one. (Denial is powerful thing.) And yet as shocked as you are you can hardly contain your laughter because it just sounds so cute and so wrong coming from them. They are also the things that by the time your child has picked up on it and decided to use/do it themselves...its too late. You can't take your actions back or change your ways, the damage has been done.

My 2 year old has a new favorite word. Well, technically its two words, so I guess its a favorite phrase. I remember my oldest also taking a fancy to this particular phrase as well, so I guess we didn't learn much as parents in the past few years. Actually I remember him near the same age laying on the floor of my bedroom yelling these two words at the top of his lungs over and over again for no particular reason. I don't really recall my middle child being so attuned to these two words. I know he's used them, but never taken such a liking to them as the others. But my daughter, from the first time she uttered these two little words she used them in exactly the appropriate way with the appropriate intonation in her voice. And all the times she's used them since it has been with the same precision.

So I guess I need to add another item to my New Year's list (and C, I know you're reading this, so you too!)...

#6. Stop swearing around (and at *blush*) my children.

UPDATE: Ok, so I purposely left out the words she said in case it might offend someone that I/we apparently use these words way more often than we should, LOL. (And considering a pretty big belief in our family, shouldn't say one of them at all.) But since people are wondering...check the comments section and I'll fill ya in!

5 comments:

Clint said...

You didn't even mention what she said...

Brenda said...

I was wondering what those two words were. I can probably guess...lol!

Amanda said...

Yeah I didn't put what she said in on purpose...but if you want to know, she's been saying "god damnit", LOL.

Brenda said...

My little brother walked around saying Damnit all the time when he was 18 months old. My Mom stopped saying it then...lol!

Tracy said...

We caught my oldest dancing in a circle throwing up her arm's chanting Ass Whipin's Ass Whipin's over and over and over.

What did we do?? Stood in the doorway laughing and when we finally got it under control told her not to say those words. LOL