Sunday, October 28, 2007

Waiting For His Callback

The other day I was watching my friends 3 little, very good, kids. She doesn't read this blog, they are just very good little kids. She takes the time with her family. And isn't it about, time?

So, much to my chagrin Bo picked dinnertime with these little angels, to exclaim, "what the hell!?" for no reason. I will take responsibility for a multitude of indiscretions that are all brought to the attention of many by my loud parrot-children. But I am not claiming this. My word of choice is dammit. And J doesn't swear. Ever. It's not natural I tell you. So I have no idea where this came from. And to make matters worse, the boy can't even pronounce his L's. So he's yelling, "What the hay-oh!?" Not sure why that makes matters worse. It doesn't really, but I wrote it anyway.

Plus, ALL weekend it has been, "I'm just joking" at the end of everything he says. "I don't want to wear socks....I'm just joking." "Avee, get away from me....I'm just joking" "I already KNOW that....I'm just joking." It's annoying, at best.

So tonight I was making muffins for his snack tomorrow (darn school has all sorts of requirements for healthy and so I can't send him to school with the same crap I feed him at home) and he said, "That's so freakin' hot in there," about the oven. Well, that's a word that sounds SO much worse coming from a 4-year-old than I think it sounds when I say it myself. So I did my motherly duty and told him he shouldn't say it and that it's not a nice word. He asked what it meant. I said it didn't really mean anything, it just doesn't sound nice.

"Like hay-oh?"
"Yeah, kind of like that. Only, hell is actually a place, where you are going to go if you don't stop saying hell."
I'm just jokin' I didn't say that.
I told him they were both not good words and he shouldn't say either.

To which he replied, "What the hell!?! You said freakin'! I'm just jokin'! "

I believe this is what you get when you don't consult parenting books enough.
Or perhaps he is a product of a girl who thinks she's funnier than she is and has a potty mouth herself. Hmm, yeah, that's probably it.

31 comments:

MommyJ said...

THey always pick the best moments to parrot, don't they? Jordan came in to the room once and said, "Mommy, I can't find my damn shoes." What was so funny was he was only saying the word... with no real emotion. Like damn was simply an adjective describing his shoes. I swear I have only said the word one, or two, or ten times, yet he manages to repeat it like he hears it every day. How do they know when it's a word they shouldn't say? Do they have some special radar?

MommyJ said...

Oh... and since there is a two comment minimum on nobody's blog...

yay! I was first.

Carrot Jello said...

Wait- theres a two comment MINIMUM?
Genius.

Carrot Jello said...
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Carrot Jello said...

Oops.


My husband, son, and I were at the grocery store, when my husband stopped to show my son all the different kinds of meat.
"That looks like a bunch of crap."
My son replied.
My husband looked at me and said, "Where'd he learn that?"
Um.
Me?

Sketchy said...

Wow. I don't know how you discipline "Hay-oh". That's just too cute. I would probably break out into song "Hay-oh, hay-oh Don't dream it's over. Hay-oh hay-oh..."

And then regret it.

Colleen said...

It's really too bad that things like this are just so damn funny.

kellyo75 said...

Oh, no! That is so funny, though. Kids do say the funniest things sometimes, don't they??

S said...

Its awful nice of that boy to not say what he learns from me UNTIL I am so far removed that I couldn't possible be a suspect. What the hell! No respect..I get no respect.

S said...

Is this two comment rule mean....you HAVE to comment twice. And why am I just learning about this? Why stiffle the creativity that shows up in the comment section???

In love with my wife said...

I'm gonna pretend you didn't say "hell" when we went out to lunch...

In love with my wife said...

Taj once said as we walked into church "Come on you freakin' retard." (hang head in shame)

Tori :) said...

In love with my wife = Tori signed in under Sei's screen name. Sorry.

Barnecked Lady said...

All I can do is LOL!!!!

No Cool Story said...

Finally, the truth comes out. Nobody curses like a sailor, hence those cute, sweet little children of hers* can't help but to say things like hay-oh, freakin' and who knows what else? The children! Won't you think of the children?

*No pringles, no binkies, no pies, no rocks in the bathroom!!

No Cool Story said...

I don't want to get yelled at (on the phone) so this my second comment.

I only swear by accident, like when I try to say "focus" which I don't anymore, because I can;t trust myself to say it right.
Also, I used to hate the word crap (so uncouth!), now I use it all the time :P

EarthBint said...

That ain't half as bad as what I used to do. I have such a clean mouth on me today, and proud of it. But I have heard stories from when I was about two...
My Mom dropped a pan on the floor and at two years old I said. 'Oh Mom,that's a little s***.'

EarthBint said...

That ain't half as bad as I've heard I used to be. I always thought I had a clean mouth until a couple years ago my Mom told me how foul it used to be. I wish I could remember...
My Mom dropped a pan on the floor once and at two years old I said, 'Oh Mom, that's a little s***'

EarthBint said...

I got a reputation at the church nursery, too. :-)


Hey, that's 2 comments!

EarthBint said...

hmmm, it appears as though I have an accidental comment. When I was about to publish my 1st comment, I signed in and I thought I lost it. Oh well... this make 20 comments!! I don't think I've ever done 4 in one. :-)

TheVasquez3 said...

i have been really enjoying reading your blog. so i tagged you on mine (you can get the finer details there).

i want to know more about you, i have added you to my blog roll and will be checking back in for more of your bloggy goodness! (:

i hope you play, but i understand if there is no time to play...it most def seems like you have your hands full with thse beautiful kiddos!!

No Cool Story said...

No fair, EarthBint commented 4 times.
I can't possible compete with her.

No Cool Story said...

Can you imagine a world with hover bacon?
LA LA LA LA LA
Can you imagine if pork had levitation?
LA LA LA LA LA
It's made of bacon! And it can hover!
LA LA LA LA LA
WE would all travel on ham around the nation!
LA LA LA LA LA

Everybody!!

No Cool Story said...

I dare anyone to top that.

glittersmama said...

Hmmm...I wonder what Glitter's word of choice will be? She's already trying to copy things I say. I think I'm in trouble.

glittersmama said...

Um, for my second comment I will apologize for being on your site for several hours. Not sure exactly how long, but the last time I was in this room there was daylight. Lame second comment, dammit. You can delete this one if you want. :)

wendy said...

The embarrassing comments from your kids (well, my kids actually) just gets worse. Sorry to break it to you....

Josi said...

Can he say fire truck, really fast, over and over and over again? yeah, that's the one my dad and now my husband coached all my little ones to say. Nothing so humbling as being the freaking parent.

Epsi said...

mine has decided that she wants to come up with every possible word that rhymes with itchy. at the top of her lungs, out into our street which is really echo-ey and for some reason sound carries really well.

Epsi said...

had to save the rest so i could have two comments. and she tends to only get through the first few letters of the alphabet before starting over.

Suzanne said...

"D" has been saying "I'm just joking" a lot lately too! It bugs me because he thinks he can get away with saying anything he wants, then it's somehow o.k. if he says he's joking at the end. Grr!!!

Hopefully you take some solace in the fact that probably only you and J know what Bo is saying. Once when "D" was a toddler he was talking about my b00bs in front of my Dad, but my Dad had no idea what he was talking about because "D" didn't pronounce things clearly yet, so no harm done! LOL! :D