See this adorable little kid. She has a potty mouth.
I discovered this recently when she almost got me into trouble. You’d think I’d learn not to swear at home with three kids, but alas it will never happen. My eldest two have gone through their own stages of swearing in public, but are now very aware that the “F-word” is an adult word. Yes, my friends, it is a treat to be enjoyed; a reward for battling through the teenage years.
My middle child has so far proved to be most fluent in the correct usage of the word. In a visit to Bunnings awhile back she loudly declared in the shopping queue (after a women on the loudspeaker had finished telling shoppers about a special on hammers in aisle four): “When is this fucking woman going to shut up?”. Let’s just say she no longer swears in public.
Anyway, our 2.5yo is still to get a firm grasp on the wonderful world of consequences and is dropping swear words at a rapid rate. I am quick to pounce on her smutty language, but even more so when it threatens to get me into trouble.
You see, my husband had asked me a silly question and I’d responded with a muffled: “Fuck you” under my breathe only to be met with a loud echo from the lips of my toddler. She ran through the house repeating it over and over. I was sprung. She was grinning from ear to ear. I realised then and there that I must be more careful to check before I engage in playful banter with Twiggy because I tell you what my statement could’ve been a whole lot more saucy. And that would’ve been really awkward.
Have you had any embarrassing swearing moments?
My daughter hasn’t started talking yet but I am terrified that her first words are going to start with F or S and my Mum will NOT approve!
My little miss 3 copies everything I say so I have always learnt to be super super super careful. She is yet to repeat a swear word. I’m just cringing and waiting for the day. And when she does I have no idea how I am going to handle it.
My oldest two are big enough to question the swearing equity arrangement i.e Why are YOU allowed to swear if WE aren’t (said in an irritatingly self-righteous tone). To which I reply “Because I’m a grown-up”. This is rewarded with looks of such disdain that I’ve recently realised I’ve got to lift my game . I’m just going to have to think of a BETTER answer 😉
My Dad would often swear when cross and this rubbed off on my little brother.
One day when my little bother was a toddler he opened the fridge door and said in a loud voice “Oohhh there’s no fucking milk !”
It was so hard for everyone not to burst out laughing.
It’s similiar in our house right now. I managed to bypass swear words with my older two but my little one thinks he is hilarious when he yells, “SHUT UP!” What makes it worse is my giggling as he uses it at the perfect moment.
Yes Bianca! I so get this post. My eldest daughter dropped a big F Bomb when she was three. We were camping and she’d gone for a walk with her Nana. They came upon a dome tent, and Gg looked at it, then exclaimed, “What the FUCK is that?” Fortunately no one else was around and Nana has a brilliant sense of humour – she couldn’t contain her surprise nor laughter! x
Oh my. Oh yes! We can’t get away with anything. Those kids. They’re bright as buttons!
I recently thought maybe shortening words might help? Er, nope. Still quite wrong when an 8 year old says to the dog “get the F off the couch” pmsl.