Or how my boy is learning to use his adjectives!! ;)
I was going to write another heavy post today, but then decided that it's time to lighten up a little... plenty of time for heavy posts... besides, I have to prepare myself for teaching my class tonight... and would I have gone for the heavy, I would have sat here all day tweaking words and sentences and filling up this editing box and thinking way too much ;)
My little man just turned 3 a few weeks ago. Ever since he began talking, my husband and I have told ourselves and each other that we need to start watching our mouths. We both have monstrous potty mouths. I'm not proud or anything, and there's no real good excuse for it (although I have lots).
But seriously, when you have spent all day with a whiner and a fussy sick baby and the husband comes home and instead of providing a little relief: he is whinier, fussier and needier than the two little ones... the foul language flies aplenty. It's hard to censor yourself when you are on the edge. And I'm there a little more often than I'd like to admit.
When my little man went through his big-time repeating everything phase, again we kept telling ourselves that we needed to watch our language. Luckily, his repeating of our flavorful comments were limited and short-lived, while other annoying, but clean phrases were repeated for hours/weeks on end.
So here we are: he's not repeating quite as much these days. But last night at dinner?
Little man: something about the "f*ing leaves falling" "f*ing leaves falling" "f*ing leaves falling"
Us: trying really hard not to laugh - don't want to encourage him. Don't want him to think it's funny or OK to say such things.
Little man: "f*ing marshmeews are good" "f*ing marshmeews are good"
After the kids went to bed: (laughing about what he said at the dinner table) "I've never used the f word about the leaves. And I've never used the f word about his marshmallows!"
"I haven't either" He's learning how/when/where to use his adjectives! Another milestone reached!
Now we just need to give him some better adjectives to use. And try to avoid those that would be absolutely embarrassing in public!
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