Sunday, April 3, 2011

Oh, My, Goodness? Golly? Gosh?

Today I was sitting at the computer, paying bills (yay, bills!), when Meg came wandering up to me and demanded to "get up." I had tried to sit her in front of a video, sippy cup and blanket in hand, pacifier in mouth, but she obviously wasn't having any of that.
"Meg, go watch your video for five minutes, and I will be right there," I said.
"No, get up." she started to climb into my lap.
"Meg, Mama is paying bills. Your video is much more fun."
"No, get up, DAMMIT."

I stopped. Surely I had misheard her. After all, her pacifier was in her mouth. "Meg, take out the pacifier and say that again" I said. She did, and this time the sentence was clear as a bell. "Get up, dammit." She smiled.
"Meg, we don't say that word," I was trying to say it with a straight face.
"Dammit?" Now she was curious.
"Yes, that word, we don't say that."
"Dammit." Now she was pondering.
"You need to stop saying that."
"Dammit." This time it was a whisper, like she was committing it to memory. She got down and went back to her video.

We are so screwed. Yeah, I know, I shouldn't use that word around Meg either.

I wonder if swearing is still as fun if you spell out the words...

20 comments:

Amanda said...

Is it wrong that this makes me grin from ear to ear? She even used the word correctly!!

Katie said...

Eh. It could be worse.

See this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_kYeKZpcJE

And this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDOHEWMXXyk

(And really. Try not to laugh.)

Katie said...

(PS: Don't read the comments after the videos. They are all from uptight douchebags who try to tell the father of that girl she's going to end up on "16 and Pregnant." There's no way you can't laugh at that.)

Erin said...

Hahahahahaaaaaaaa... Love it. Reminds me of mommies who say "oh my heck," which you could try, except we would lose all respect for you.

for a different kind of girl said...

This type of thing is one of the many blissful parts of parenting. Then they get to be teenagers who think they know it all, and you hear them muttering something that you KNOW doesn't sound like 'fudge' as they walk away from you as you go on and on about them doing some kind of homework assignment, and then you just have to remember that time when you laughed at how they said 'dammit' when they were toddlers...in which case, welcome to my house tonight!

Leslie said...

LOL!

Riot Kitty said...

I'm sure my dad had that experience with me and the word "fuck" at some point...

LL Cool Joe said...

Oh boy it gets a great deal worse, trust me. :D

Kelly said...

Last week, my husband and Mea were practicing softball in the yard. He said something to her about "Go lil bit!" She said back, "Go little bitch!"

When he asked her where she heard that, after a little coaxing she said, "Momma says "little bitch" all the time."

Little traitor. Not to her of course, either...

momzombie64 said...

I suppose all kids go through this phase. I clearly recall Girl from the East sitting in her play tent with one of her cats. After some rustling around in there, she yells, "Stop fucking with me!" to the cat.
I was mortified. I don't drop F-bombs around the house. In the car? Sure. But not in the house. And we all know what happens in the car is never repeated, right?

missohkay said...

Haha, Meg is so smart! I was a cursing toddler for awhile too but it wore off when I was removed from having lunch with my dad's employee who cursed all the time :)

Summer said...

I feel you on this one. Elijah called a kid "meanie asshole" a few weeks ago at daycare. Oops. My husband was mad at me, because I laughed as he was relaying the chastising he endured while picking up the boys that day. Yeah, I should really stop cursing.

janelle said...

hers is way better than mine was... my first curse word was shit.

Gina said...

Emily was about 2 when she started saying "Oh My Dammit" No one I know says that, so she just came up with it on her own. It worked in a lot of situations, too: "I dropped my doll - Oh my dammit!" or "Oh my dammit, Dora is on!"

Me, You, or Ellie said...

"Meg, we don't say that word."
"Up, but apparantly, we do"

Love it. But yeah, you're screwed.

Ellie

dufmanno said...

I really enjoyed the day in preschool where they went around the circle and asked "does anybody know any MORE "F" words?"

manders said...

ha! and you know how it goes, now that she knows it's forbidden, it makes it that much sweeter!

btw, my mom's first word (not her first curse word like janelle, but her first word ever) was shit. that's what you get with 3 mischevious older brothers i guess!

Dunc said...

I am so screwed. Blythe's first full phrase is going to be "Oscar, stop being such a douche." Ha!

Wombat Central said...

Rut ruh.

harriet glynn said...

HILARIOUS!!!