When the boys started talking and repeating things we said, my husband and I made a bet as to who would say the first cuss word and after whom. And I think I lost that bet the minute my oldest at about 18 months dropped something out of the high chair, looked over the edge and said "Shit"
Ok so I need to curb my frustration using more positive words. The fact that he used it in a correct way at 18 months was mind boggling.
So now comes the how do I explain to an 18 month old that he can't say that word because it's bad?
The answer....you don't, you just said "Hey don't use that word" To which he repeated time and time again for months. Reminding me over and over again that I lost that bet, love that!
Next child, next word....Idiot. While sitting at a make shift drive in movie in the parking lot of the local high school they couldn't figure out how to get everything working all at once, the sounds, the picture and the volume. After being told that when it got dark the movie would start, Christopher gets frustrated that the movie isn't coming on to which he shouts "Come on you idiot"
Of course we laugh, what were we supposed to do? We were thinking the same thing anyway.
So for months he called anyone and everyone an idiot. That, once again was all me, because I am a skilled driver and everyone around me is just an idiot, he would proceed to tell me the same thing I told him, "Don't say that word, it's a bad word"
To which my reply would be "Right, I won't say that anymore" And I wouldn't, at least until the next idiot cut me off.
Then they got into Toy Story, and they repeatedly would call people, like mom and dad among them, idiots, morons and stupid.
Sitting at a light in the car listening to the radio, sort of, mostly I was thinking about all I needed to get done and I hear my little one in the back "Shut Up and Drive" to which I immediately looked up at the light that was green and I thought, my kid just told me to shut up and drive. And I immediately said "Hey you don't say that, that's not nice" and he said "it's on the song mommy"
So now I am thinking, I might have lost the bet, but if anyone claims that it's my fault for the mouths on my boys, I'm calling BS, it's Toy Story and Rihanna that have taught my kids to have these mouths!