Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Crazy, crazy, crazy!

I wish we could get some consistent weather here! A few days ago the snow was melting, and a few hours later.... BOOM! 5 inches of snow. Yesterday it was a bit warmer and foggy and today we are in the middle of a winter storm once again.

It's a good thing I went grocery shopping last night ;)

On another note- You know what they say about kids socking away tidbits of information and then toss it back at you, kind of like the springy things that come flying out of one of those practical joke jars of nuts.

The other night I was in too much pain- even after 4 days of no yoga yog-ouch, and John was getting Emma ready to go out for errands as I got out of the shower.

She looked right into her daddy's eyes, and with a mischievous twinkle and grin she told him, "You're a sh*t head."

I peeked around the corner into her room, and in a state of quasi amusement- and yet complete horror- I asked, "Uhhhhhh, what did you just say?"

John got up and made his way to the bathroom, "I think she just called me a d*ck head." He paused a moment to glare at me with a raised eyebrow. "Hmmm, I wonder where she got that from," he said in almost a sing song voice.

"Nononono, she said sh*t head," I sputtered as I tried to stem the flow of hysterical laughter that bubbled out of me.

"Oh. Yeah. That's soooo much better."

The next day, John gave the girls a bath since mommy still felt old and achy. John said, "Tonight it's in and out, no playing with toys."

Emma very succinctly voiced her displeasure. "Dammit!"

Yes, you guessed it... I got glared at again. He hen asked me what I was teaching them. I replied that at least she used both curses properly, and after laughing for 3 minutes and composing myself I explained that dammit was a bad word.

I don't know about Emma, but I think John is scarred for life. The moral of the story? It's all fun and games until your (almost) 3 year old remembers something funny mommy called daddy one day, a long time ago.

I know that one day John will use this against me, probably at Emma's wedding. Oh boy, I can't wait.


~Virginia~ said...

Oh, my! :) That's the kind of funny that you don't want to laugh at, but you just can't help it! :) Send some of that snow down here! I'd rather have that than rain!

Julie said...

Too funny! I have an almost 4 year old who says dammit with a regularity that is alarming. And they always know how to use it properly too!

Pamela said...

Get that bar of soap out
What...er... flavor shall I use on you Ms Mert?

heh heh.

kailani said...

Sometimes my kids are sitting so quietly that I forget they're there listening to every word! hee hee

Avery Gray said...

I don't even try to hide it anymore. My epithet of choice is "Jackass!" It sounds much funnier coming from my 5-year-old. ;o)

(BTW, come get your award!)

Daddy Forever said...

We don't use bad words around our house, but that has not stopped my son from calling mommy, "dick head." I thought it was funny, but not my wife. She wouldn't let my son watch X-men 3 anymore.

LIBSMOM said...

After raising 3 boys I've come to the conclusion that it doesn't matter if you curse like a drunk sailor or have a mouth that wouldn't melt butter, our kids pick this stuff up seemingly out of no where!
It's one of those funny but not funny moments. Like the time my husband was following my now 20 year old around the the video camera, annoying him and he said "Daddy, go fuck". Nice! AND it was on Easter morning!

Not So Anonymous Michelle said...

HAHA! That's so funny because just yesterday Emma repeated B#%*h and it was impossible not to hide a little laugh. I think the best thing it not to make a big deal of it and kind of ignore it or they see it's "naughty"...they always remember the bad words! haha