Thursday, April 22, 2010

what's that word?

We all know that kids are constantly paying attention to what adults do. They mimic their behavior, language, etc. So, I shouldn't have been shocked when Dizzle said the following to me. But, somehow, I was ...

Dizzle: "Mom. What's that word that adults say sometimes when they get hurt?"

Me: "Ouch?"

Dizzle: "No. That OTHER word."

Me: (mind spinning) "Um. I don't know Dizzle. Can you give me a hint?"

Dizzle: "Mom. You know."

Me: "No. I don't"

Dizzle: "OK, Mom. The word is frickin. I hear you say that when you get hurt. What does frickin mean?"

Me: (stalling) "Um. Yeah. That's a word that adults use. It means, 'Oh, man. That hurt a lot.' But, it's really not a nice word and if you EVER say that at school they are NEVER going to let you come back. Do you understand me?"

Dizzle: "I know Mommy. But can you make my brain forget to say that word?"

I'm pretty sure I'm going to be getting a note home. Fan-Frickin-Tastic!

39 comments:

saundra said...

Too funny! My son picked up "Oh, crap!" from me, and I only recall saying it one time. His teacher keeps reassuring me that it's not the worst they hear in his class. Ugh!

Anne said...

That child is a riot!!! :) :)

Carly said...

haha! I'm pretty sure I had the nastier version of that word master by the age of 3. Whoops.

momof3 said...

THANKS - I SO needed a laugh today!!!

KC (my 140 point 6 mile journey) said...

rut-roh! that is so funny and yet so true. i remember when my niece was about 3 or 4, she saw me biting my nails(something i don't do anymore) and she started biting hers. My brother asked her why she was doing that and to stop doing it and she says, but Kristie "dooz" it. They listen and watch us like crazy.

RunHapi13 said...

What the French, Toast? That was frickin' funny! Another priceless moment to remember. I taught my friend's 2 yo grandson "Nana needs a drink" by accident, of course. Us Grandma's have to stick together.

fitandfortysomething.com said...

i think frickin would have been the tame version if she lived in this household! oh kids they are sponges aren't they?

the dawn said...

SOOO funny! "Ok mom" Hilarious! And I love your warning to her about saying it at school. Fabulous!

Laurie said...

So, so funny. When my daughter was barely 4 I heard her say from the back seat of the car, "What the hell?" when I put the brakes on suddenly. Needless to say, I was quite surprised. I suppose it could've been worse but it was a good reminder to be super selective with my word choice.

Erin G said...

That is such a cute story. If it makes you feel any better, my 18 month old niece has dropped the f-bomb a couple of times. My potty mouth of a sister has FINALLY decided she should watch her language!

Marlene said...

At least it's not the OTHER "F" word!

Kim said...

Too funny!

Robyn said...

HAHA it could be worse though.

misszippy said...

Excellent--they do have a way of finding these gems we use and throwing them back up at us!

Tara said...

OMG, that's too cute! From the mouths of babes....

Emz said...

loved this.

feels like my life every day. seriously, their ears work so well at times [like when she's 3 rooms away] and other times when she's looking right at me...........
................... nada.

Staci Dombroski said...

That is too friggin' adorable :) I love kid stories!!

Jen said...

We just had that here with IDIOT.... that is what I called the guy that totally cut me off in the rain almost causing an accident.

Got a note home the next day!

Sarah said...

Awesome! HAHAHA I'm pretty sure I have moments like this coming up in my future as well.

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

So funny..."that OTHER word" Oh boy have we had those converstations. I mean, she heard that stuff from other people...NOT ME! ;-)

Katye said...

hahahaha so funny! hey it could have been worse right??

SarahwithanH said...

I love it! My cousin spent a lot of time with our grandfather, and one day they were in the car together and someone cut my grandpa off. And my cousin, who was about 5 at the time, said, "Godamnsonofabitch!" (My grandpa always used it as one word...) He was much more careful after that!

Anabela (Bela) Neves said...

LOL....been there done that. Its crazy what they take in!

S Club Mama said...

I wish my brain would forget that word too. And other words.
I cussed at a lady who cut me off in traffic the other day and Tristan repeated what I said....I felt awful.

Aimee (I Tri To Be Me) said...

Once, my family was out at dinner and the waitress brought our boys a little ice cream dessert. When my 2yr. old saw it, he said, very slowly, "What the Fu**!" The waitress just kind of chuckled, but I think my cheeks turned three shades of red!

Candice @ I Have Run said...

That conversation sounds WAY too familiar. I'm working on getting rid of that word too. I guess it could be worse though... =)

Judi said...

Thanks for sharing. I love conversations like this. :) Your daughter is too cute!

runningwithsass.com said...

too funny! kids say the darndest things!

Melissa said...

Love it. My 2 year old daughter learned shit. Probably from me, but still.
However, it's hilarious because it's like a 5 syllable word.. "ssshhiiiiuuuutttt" LOL

Meg said...

OMG, so funny! I loved your reply that Drizzle would never be allowed back at school!! It's okay to "inflate" the truth a little for affect!!!
I don't have many kinders who say naughty words but when I do hear the words I want to laugh because it just sounds so funny coming out of a little mouth!

ajh said...

Very funny! I think all parents have stories of their kids saying some choice words in a very public place!!!! Your daughter was too cute the way she led up to it.

ajh said...

Also I made my kids say frigid for some odd reason instead of other choices as they got older and to this day I tense up when someone says frigid like it is a swear word.

Sarah said...

Too cute!! Just be grateful that it is not a worse word. :)

Kate said...

don't sweat it! my hours as a nanny were extended when this little girl i used take care of pretty much was asked to leave her pre-school class for saying dog-da**it all the time. her dad had quite the "sailors mouth"!!!

Erica said...

ahaha I love it! Kids are funny! Frickin is one I say way to often, I was also informed by my three year old "what the hell" is one I say on a regular basis as well! NICCCEEEE

Tortuga_Runner said...

I am so relieved that you shared that. My 2 1/2 year old was helping me in the kitchen this week and I couldn't find the pan I needed and said "Hey?" Well he must have anticipated what he thought I was going to say in that situation and put his head down, shook it and said, "Damn it". How kids can comprehend to say these things in context is hilarious, but I totally felt bad that he picked it up from me.

Michelle said...

Ahh, yes, the loveliness of the backseat mimics! Her response is so cute, though!

We certainly have this in our house. Things like "Oh, snap" and "Dude, move!" and "You're a crackhead" have leaked out.

MCM Mama said...

LMAO! Normally, my husband is really good about language in front of the kids, but the other day he said something after someone cut him off. A few days later, I hear from the backseat "Mommy, what's a total d&ckhead? " Oy!

Cynthia O'H said...

My neighbour was caught correcting her son saying "F- this" at the grocery store. "No, honey, you mean fish sticks!"
If you find something to make D. forget, you definitely have a market that you could retire from.