Monday, 13 April 2015

Potty Mouth.

So you know how they say that children, toddler's particularly are sponges for learning and absorbing information? Well yep I totally learnt that lesson the other day.

Firstly, let me tell you and it might surprise you to know that I'm a bit of a potty mouth myself. I always have loved a good swear word or swearing session to pent some frustration. Since having Alfie I have had to watch what I say very carefully BUT sometimes the odd swear word does slip out and here my lesson lies.

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The scenario.

It was just one of those normal days, Alfie running around like a headless chicken, Mummy trying to do some jobs while being abused by a toddler. When I say abused I mean being hit round the legs, balls being thrown at me while at the same time being demanded that read the Zoo book, or the Gruffalo or Thomas or any book, any book Mummy!! I'm just one battered Mama ;-) 

I've no idea what prompted the next part but the conversation went a little something like this....... you know what toddler's are like!

Alfie: Mummy???

Mummy: Yes?

Alfie: Daddy's a stick.

Mummy: Daddy is a what?

Alfie: Daddy is a stick. Mummy is a stick! Alfie is a stick!!  Stick, stick, STICK!!!(Imagine this louder and louder each time).

Mummy: What do you mean Daddy is a stick?

Alfie: Daddy is a stick.

Mummy. Oh. Ohhhh.

*Mortified*

The realisation of what he was actually saying, or implying hit me! I'm a terrible Mum, when I realised I laughed. I admit I laughed quite alot. Oops. Does this make me a terrible Mum? 

However, my laughter did turn into me being one mortified Mama.

Let me take you back to a few weeks before. Myself and hubby have been married nearly 5 years, before we were married we'd been together yonks so naturally, at times we bicker. Very rarely do we have massive blow outs but yes, like any other couple we bicker and it's usually over silly little things. 

I remember we were sitting in the car and we were disagreeing on something, can't quite remember what but it was probably something stupid. Our conversation (aka lively discussion) went a little something like this...... a condensed version as I've no real idea what it was about but I remember what I called hubby.

Me: Blah, blah, blah, you're annoying me.

Hubby: You're annoying me.

Alfie: What's the matter Mummy?

Me: Erghh. *RAGE*. Daddy is being a di*k.

Hubby: No, Mummy is being a di*k.

*End of conversation*

Even after laughing about it, I then actually started to feel pretty horrified I know that I shouldn't have used language like that in front of Alfie, but unfortunately naughty words do occasionally slip out, surely I'm not the only one, right?

I hadn't realised before just how much he takes in and remembers, literally like a sponge for information and words. Only in the last recent weeks have I found that his memory is fantastic, for example we drive past Toys R Us and he immediately associates it with buying Thomas toys, he asks us if we're going Thomas shopping. Madness. He really hasn't been there that many times, I swear! This is just one example but there are many more. 

So I have learnt a valuable lesson. I must, must, must watch my language and what I say in front of our son, not just me but hubby too. We are who he looks up to and we start him off on his path through life, the last thing I want is a child who thinks it's acceptable to swear. 

So from now on there will lots of ships, crabs, ducks and sticks!!! 

I best put myself in the naughty corner if any more bad words come out of my mouth again!! 

Bad Mummy.

Please tell me I'm not the only one who has learnt the hard way?!

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44 comments:

  1. Uh oh lol.
    They really do pick everything up dont they?
    Before leaving to have Taylor, I worked in a preschool and some of the things that used to come out of their little mouths that they'd overheard was hilarious!! :)

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    1. Yes they do, I am amazed at what he remembers :-/ sometimes not in a good way! x

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  2. Don't worry, it happens to everyone. My little brother is now 7 but when he was younger he was constantly doing things like this. A friend who has a 2 year old daughter was actually telling me the other day how she shouted 'f*ck off' to another child at the group they were attending. You can imagine her horror!

    x x | daisydaisyxxo

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    1. Thanks for the reassurance Daisy :-) Eek, I can imagine the horror of your friend, I think I'd be the same! x

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  3. Oh dear. I can't help but find it funny. My little cousin called everyone a stick for a while.

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    1. Haha, I know I did at the time but I have learnt my lesson to watch my mouth! Thanks for the comment :-) x

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  4. I think its funny and it most likely does happen to everyone, my little one is only 7 months at the moment so I've got all of this to look forward to and like yourself I too am a bit of a potty mouth so will definitely find it hard. Jen XOXO www.highheelsandbabywheels.com #mummymonday

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    1. Thanks for the comment Jennifer :-) You have got lots to look forward to, lots of challenges and learning like me I think! x

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  5. I had a proper little laugh at that more because I can imagine you and Adi having the argument!! Haha! Never mind you live you learn. My mouth is terrible too. ️Xx

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    1. Hehe thanks Sarah, you know what we're like and it will have been something so stupid. You'll have to see what A comes out with when she starts talking all the time :-D x

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  6. Haha, oh, this will definitely be me sooner or later! My language is terrible, especially if I'm annoyed. Kids inevitably pick up the one word you don't want them to.
    #mummymondays

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    1. Yes they do, or they remember something cringey! I hope he doesn't repeat anything at nursery, arghh! x

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  7. This really does happen to everyone, i have clear memories of my five year old walking around the kitchen singing F-off over and over again when he was about 18 months. He hadn't actually got it from us, I suspect it was my potty-mouthed brother, but I was mortified (it was very funny at the same time). We just changed the subject and it''s never happened again

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    1. Ahh thanks for the reassurance Pippa! I think changing the subject and distraction is definitely key! x

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  8. Haha brilliant! Amelia doesn't say much but I bet she will suddenly start full sentences of bad things she has over-heard me saying!! Thanks for linking up #MummyMonday host xxx

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    1. I bet she will and she'll just be a sponge for information, it is incredible what their little heads contain! x

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  9. Been there! The Tubblet told Rev T to b*gger off whilst they were walking to play group. We've no idea where she'd picked it up from. It's not a word either of us use!

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    1. Oops!! Sponges, they are just sponges. Thanks so much for the comment X

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  10. Heehee whoops! This made me laugh a lot too! I've got a foul mouth so I think I better clean it up before Baby B starts talking! Thanks for the warning!

    X Becca #maternitymondays

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    1. I know, really makes you think about what they pick up! I'm much more aware of what I'm saying these days. Thanks for the comment X

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  11. Hilarious! Kids pick up on everything and I am pretty sure they have a special radar for especially naughty words that they will repeat over and over! Mine do!

    #mummymondays

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    1. Yes they do, totally!! He'll probably repeat it at the most inappropriate time too I imagine :-/ x

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  12. This did make me laugh haha! My little girl is only 7 weeks old at the moment so I have all of this to come. I better start watching what I say now! x

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    1. Ohh you've got plenty of time :-) Thanks for commenting :-) x

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  13. Boo has started to copy the tone and sound of things that we say, and I am pretty sure that it is only a matter of time before naughty word slips out and Boo copies that or something similar.

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    1. Yes I bet! Uh oh!! Best get the swear box ready haha :-) x

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  14. Oh dear!! I can completely empathise here! I think when we're used to using certain potty mouthed words it's sometimes easy to forget that little ears are little sponges. I picked up the boys from their mum and was running late for a meet up. With a little road rage I said "get a move on you silly slag" literally didn't think. And didn't say it again. Two days later and dropping the boys off to their mum my eldest (3 at the time) greeted his mum with not a hello but "get a move on you silly slag" let's just say I was mortified and had to explain to their mum that at no point had I called her that. Oops!
    Best to just keep quiet now....lol

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    1. Oh my goodness lol, I'm so glad I'm not the only one! I just couldn't believe it, I'm just pleased he thought I'd called Daddy a stick ;-) could have been a whole lots worse lol. X

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  15. Ha ha that's so funny. Don't be daft you're human and a d$ck 😂😂 #MaternityMondays

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  16. I admit to letting the odd word slip, luckily my children haven't repeated it! (yet) #maternitymondays

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    1. I think by the sounds of things we're all guilty of it at somepoint! Thakyou for the comment :-) x

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  17. I'm kind of happy that we have not heard P do this yet... yet. Both me and her dad some times have "a potty mouth", so I'm sure it will happen.

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    1. There is still time hehe, it;s just one of those things and another Mama learning curve! x

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  18. That's hilarious! Crying laughing here. But yes, it happens to us all. x

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    1. Glad to make you laugh :-D thanks so much for the comment Rachel :-D xx

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  19. They really do hear and remember everything... My little girl has taken to saying cr*p if she drops something, and that's entirely my fault.... All three have been known to utter the odd b*gger as well! Must be more careful :) #ftmob

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    1. Uh oh! It is good to hear that I'm not the only one, doesn't make me feel quite so naughty hehe! x

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  20. they never pick up the good thing you want them to do they One slip of the tongue and they manage to pick it up....and then repeat it at the most inopportune moments.

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    1. Yep, oh yes! Always the way. Thanks for the comment X

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  21. Lol, so easy to do this - I also try not to let things like this slip out in front of the children but it does happen sometimes. I think I would have struggled not to laugh as well. It does make you more aware of what you say though when they're like little sponges and it does always seem to be that they repeat the things you'd really rather they didn't! Thanks for sharing with #ftmob :-)

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    1. I just couldn't help myself initially!!Ahh well lesson learnt, just got to watch what I say!! x

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  22. Lol. They are wee rascals for picking up the things we *think* we're saying out of ear shot or *think* they won't repeat. Typical though, but this was so funny to read! We've all been there! #Mummymonday

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    1. Oh yes, seems like it's a common theme in that case :-) thanks for the comment! x

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