Skip to main content

Potty Mouth

You would think I would be referring to myself or Mr. Mayer. But, no. I'm talking about the precocious little girl that lives in this house.
"I cleaned my room damn good."
Wait. What? That was the sentence Diva told me a few weeks ago when I asked her if she had cleaned her room. I was in shock. Mr. Mayer was stifling a laugh. Diva was dead serious.
A few days after that she came downstairs and told me to "Tell those damn boys to leave my damn toys alone." Apparently her brother's were messing with her Barbies.
We have also had the occasional "damn it" when she drops something or spills something. It was super embarrassing when we were at Target and she dropped a toy in the toy department and said "damn it." Thankfully there was no one around to hear her.
Diva's um...creative (?) vocabulary started as soon as she started speaking. She has always used big words, whether she knew what they meant or not. Mr. Mayer and I are totally to blame for the "damn" breaking. I can honestly say my mouth has cleaned up since I stopped working 2 years ago. But, it's still not great. Mr. Mayer and I have discussed his favorite word. I am so thankful Diva has never said anything starting with an F...yet. Diva never said the words often. When she was younger she would say "damn" or "shit" and I think there was a "son of a bitch" once. It was so infrequent and I knew she was hearing Mr. Mayer and I say these things that I would tell her when she did say those words that she could only say them if she used them appropriately. For a while it worked. She was using them so inappropriately at the time it was funny and I didn't think I had to worry about her learning appropriate timing for any of those words any time soon. That's biting me in the rear. I have had to change my tune. Now we tell Diva that those words are grown up words and that she is not to say them. At the same time Mr. Mayer and I realize that we need to clean up our acts. If she is saying these things at home, I can only imagine what she is saying at school. OMG! What is she teaching the other kids? My apologies to everyone now. We know there is a problem, we are dealing with it.

Comments

  1. This is one battle Nanda and I never chose to fight. Bee and Nick have always been told words are supposed to share feelings not hurt them. If you're using them well, I don't give a f@(k what you say.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I love that! That might be a better approach for us to take.

      Delete
  2. too funny! we've told the kids that there are just SOME things only grown ups can say...that kids shouldn't say certain things. SO FAR it has worked!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I was hoping you would blog about this.....hilarious! I dread the day my "darlings" start taking after Mommy :O I must say that if she was doing it at school, surely the teacher would say something....unless its Nanda & John above LOL

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Nana Karen's Red Sauce and Meatballs~ Oh My!

When I am in the mood for comfort food my mind immediately goes to Spaghetti and Meatballs. It has been my favorite for as long as I can remember. My version of the dish consists of jarred sauce and ground beef or frozen meatballs because I didn't know how to make meatballs. Enter Nana Karen. When I was pregnant with Shrek and Donkey there wasn't much I could do the further along I got. Nana Karen would come over about once a week and make dinner and help me with whatever. She was a God send. It was an enormous help. One of the things she would make was Spaghetti and Meatballs. Wow! She made homemade sauce and from scratch meatballs. Every time I eat this dish I am in heaven. Nana Karen is an old school cook. She doesn't measure anything and makes everything from memory. A few weeks ago she found a pasta maker that her and I have been playing with and making homemade pasta. If you have never had homemade pasta it is divine!  She came over today to make some pasta. While s

Strollergate

I have twins. In order for me to have any freedom or do anything ordinary I MUST have a stroller. A double stroller. Have you ever seen/pushed/owned a double stroller? It's like a land train. It's like being a bull in a china shop wherever you go. I started my journey with a Graco tandem stroller that the car seats fit into. This stroller was as long as I am tall. The boys hated it because they didn't like not being by each other. I started researching and asking around and was told by numerous sources that the best stroller was the Peg Perego Aria. I priced new ones and searched Craig's List and found one for a reasonable price. I was very excited . Now, the stroller is light weight enough for me to carry in one hand. The boys were happy with it because they could see/touch/steal toys and snack from each other. Very important to them. However....the canopy barely covers the boys heads. Not good with the Oklahoma weather. And see those double wheels on the front. Thos