Friday, January 13, 2012

Watching my language

Nilsa left a comment a minute ago about the ability of children to understand and retain what we say...especially in light of the swearing that goes on occasionally. And that reminded me of a funny story from maybe two weeks ago.

The Boy was taking out the trash, and realized that the bad was leaking, so he exclaimed "Oh shit!" and I told him to watch his language because the girls could understand him. He assured me that they would do no such thing...until about four minutes later when MA looked up at him and said..

"Shit!"

(To be fair, when she says "shirt" it sounds exactly the same, but it was still really funny...)

2 comments:

Nilsa @ SoMi Speaks said...

Hahahaha! I think every family that swears has a story (or many) of their children repeating what they hear from their parents!

A friend of mine has a terrible mouth (even for someone with no kids, let alone a parent). Apparently, her son's daycare reported that he said F*ck Bucket. The teacher asked him to repeat himself. And, clear as day, he said it again. My friend was horrified, though I'm not sure she's cleaned up her language yet. ha!

Mrs. Adventure said...

Gotta love it when your little one steps up and prove your point... even if she doesn't know better - ha ha.