I think we can all agree it was pretty hilarious when the toddler on "Meet the Fockers" starts saying "A$$hoooooooole" (click the link for a reminder), but I don't think any of us want our kids to be running around cursing. It's like, they know when something they hear is something they shouldn't say, and then they just start repeating it 100 times a day until they find another bad word to repeat.
So, this mommy needs to clean her potty mouth right quick before Kenzo starts picking up on this stuff! It's not like every word out of my mouth is bad, but they are so instinctual at this point that I don't have much control over them! My sister and her 5 year old son came to visit last month and on several occasions I saved myself very awkwardly mid-swear by changing the last syllable... FU------N!... SHI------P! ugh. Worst auntie ever!
Any suggestions on how to cleanse my palette so to say? I've heard of swear jars, where you put a dollar in every time you say a bad word. That just might work because I am a HUGE cheapskate ^_^ On "Friends", Rachel and Ross altered their swears when Emma was getting close to speaking. Something like, "Brother Tucker". iVillage had some similar advice: “Use a substitute word, words that children hear all the time, so they don't stick out, or even if they repeat it, people would not think twice. Words like "poopie!" (instead of sh*t), "milk!" (instead of f@*k), "lunch!" (when that woman cuts you off in traffic).” And if you slip and your little one repeats the word, simply ignore it. If they're younger than 2, explaining to them that using a bad word is a no-no most likely won't get you anywhere."
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