Monday, July 16, 2007

Mortification Thy Name is Mommy

The good news is that Little Guy is copying everything we say.

The bad news is that Little Guy is copying everything we say.

A few months ago, I was a little worried that he might be a bit behind the curve with his vocabulary, but lately he's become a human tape recorder, feeding back to us exactly what we have just said. Sometimes, he even finishes our sentences.

It's really pretty cute. Usually.

And then the other day, this occurred:

Me: What the....

Little Guy:

I was completely speechless. He's just barely turned two and he's already using cuss words. Muthaf$&%$#!!!!!! It's not like I ever cuss. I mean, not in front of him anyway. I don't think???!? OMG, do I? I don't even know anymore. This has made me second guess everything that's ever come out of my mouth!

However, to calm myself down, I chose to look on the bright side. He could have said "fuck", but he said "heck". So....technically, that's like a victory, right?


I'm off to say 10 Hail Marys now.

I'm sorry I haven't been around visiting blogs much lately. I will be trying to catch up with you all this week.

I have a new review up over here. I'm giving away a free copy of the newly released special edition Winnie the Pooh DVD to one lucky person who comments on the post!


Blogger carrie said...

Congratulations on reaching this most important rite of passage with Little Guy!

I still remember the first time I heard a curse word repeated back to me, so innocently! Now? Not so innocent and there are many threats of washing mouths out with soap!


11:57 PM  
Blogger Pumpkin said...

Lol....awwww sweetie! Heck is definitely a lot less to worry about as a 'swear' doesn't even rate as one for most Scottish people, lol.
My little cherub saying the word 'Fuck' (I had just stubbed my pinkie toe and lost control) for the first time, infront of my parents had my husband and I gibbering the next sentence like idiots:
"Oh! You want a FORK do you? Well it's not dinner time yet. You can take a FORK from the drawer then".
Not my proudest moment.

12:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yup. It's a great thing when they start copying...curse words and all!!!

Yay Little Guy!!!!

4:55 AM  
Blogger Mrs. Chicky said...

It's an ugly rite of passage, isn't it? I don't think I'll ever get used to my words coming out of my kid's mouth, especially the bad ones.

5:29 AM  
Blogger kgirl said...

Don't worry, he'll wait until your with uh, sensitive company before he completes the sentence the way you would have!

5:43 AM  
Blogger kgirl said...

...that's YOU ARE. m'bad.

5:44 AM  
Blogger feener said...

i have to agree that HECK is a victory.

5:59 AM  
Blogger Tuesday Girl said...

I have a terrible mouth and my husband and I really have to censor ourselves!

6:31 AM  
Blogger myminivanisfasterthanyours said...

I honked at some crazed chump who cut me off the other day and my 2.5 yo asked, "What happened, Mommy?" I didn't have the heart to tell him his mother has zero patience and a temper on the road, so I told him I was testing my horn. I am really going to need to perfect my ability to lie more convincingly, as in, "Please behave or I'll call The Wiggles and they won't want to play with you."

Just kidding. Sort of.

7:30 AM  
Blogger Mona said...

I can only hope that our son will say "heck" as opposed to the multitude of other words I'm sure he has heard by now.

8:47 AM  
Blogger Kyla said...

At least it was heck! *lol* Josh shouted "Idiot!" in the car with KayTar the other day and she started yelling "DIOT! DIOT! DIOT!" the rest of the way home. Too funny. I'm glad he didn't chose a stronger word.

9:07 AM  
Blogger Tendrils said...

I dread when this day comes in our household.......but HECK is a victory!!!!! Punky has been a human tape recorder too these I'm just waiting for the time when Hubby or I can't control our expressions! LOL! :)

9:09 AM  
Blogger The Farmers Wife said...

HECK, sounds like a victory to me!

10:56 AM  
Blogger said...

I fear my daughter is reaching the stage of using bad language. She is 4. At the moment she is testing the waters with words like 'you're a poo poo' but it is only a matter of time before it is so much worse! I'll be pleased if she just comes out with Heck!

1:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My little boy (27 months) has just reached the curve. He was totally behind it before. My husband didn't want me to say "vagina" and "vulva" in the car the other day. He was afraid the toddler would repeat me.
I do have to stop saying "crap."

3:02 PM  
Blogger Her Bad Mother said...

Just wait until he figures out the more interesting version of 'heck' (and I don't mean 'hell')

4:50 PM  
Blogger amaras_mom said...

My daughter now calls her godmother "bi-otch" something she picked up from me. So "heck" is a tremendous triumph!

6:55 PM  
Anonymous andi said...

I was so expecting the F word. Be happy with heck. Mine has already said the other one. I wrote about it recently - did you read about my save when I convinced her that I had said "foxy lady". What will I do when she isn't so gullible or can actually pronounce things properly?

6:59 PM  
Blogger Slackermommy said...

My niece is almost two and uttered her first "fuck" yesterday. My sis was mortified.

My older kids all said a cuss word at some point. I found that if I didn't act like it was a big deal they usually never said again. The times that I reacted was when they would test me with it.The little shits. I have no idea where they picked up the cuss words.

8:38 PM  
Blogger Mama's Moon said...

( chuckle, chuckle, chuckle ) I recall one of my very first posts on my site had to do with one evening when I accidentally dropped a huge bowl onto the kitchen floor. The reflexive curse words that ensued were unstoppable; and my little magpie who hear EVERYTHING was causing us to roll on the floor dying of laughter and disbelief!!! I later stuffed a bar of soap in my mouth... but I'm STILL reciting the Hail Marys.

11:05 PM  
Blogger Jodi said...

Heck isn't bad at all! It could have been sooo much worse...

6:24 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

Love your page! It is so hard for me not to say bad words in front of my kids. All my friends say I have to mouth of a sailor,and I have to agree I need to watch the mouth. YEAH I'll try and work on that. ( well we will see) HA HA!!!

9:45 AM  

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