Saturday, October 20, 2007

Kids Say the Darndest Things!

It's amusing (mildly...) that children, who frequently grow up with the ability to tune out what their parents are saying to them (clean your room, do your homework, no you can't have a lollipop before breakfast), have the amazing knack of hearing -- and repeating, of course -- things that we don't intend for them to hear!

My friend Christine's 2-1/2 year old daughter has recently taken to saying, "Oh crap, oh crap!" And then there is my friend Catherine, whose 6-1/2 year old daughter has been heard yelling, "Jesus, Mary & Joseph!" at the Catholic high school football games that her brother plays in.

Now, my older daughter says some innocent things that she has picked up from me, such as "Actually" and "Apparently" (apparently I say actually a LOT). She also says, "For heaven's sake!" and while we still had our dog, she could sometimes be heard saying, "Jazz, get your fanny outside!"

And then there is what my 15 month old daughter said the other night. Three times, with a big smile on her face, while we were at the dinner table... "Bull$hit!" Three times. Clear as a bell, to my husband and I. Our older daughter, FORTUNATELY, was certain that she was saying, "Go sit!" Honestly, we have no idea where our toddler picked this up! I am definitely not a saint, I do say a few choice words, but mostly in the privacy of my office at work, behind closed doors. My husband hardly ever says anything foul. His theory is that she just put some sounds together and it coincidentally came out to sound like "bull$hit"... We tried not to make a big deal out of it, so hopefully she won't say it again. Especially at an inappropriate time like at the family gathering we are going to this afternoon which will include my grandmother who is in her 80's. Or at the christening we are going to for a friend's baby tomorrow... Wish me luck! ;)


Christine said...

um Thank you for outing me on the "crap" thing!!!

Is Bullshit her first word?

Perhaps check with grandpa ;-)

Deanna said...

No problem! ;)

No, that is not her first word, fortunately! Her first word was "Dada" -- much better for the baby book!

I did check with Grandpa, and Nana, and Daddy, and no one is "fessing up" -- Daddy thinks it's sounds that she put together, that coincidentally sound like "bull$hit" -- I guess we'll never know!

Teamcarbone said...

Very cute story. I'm certain my LO will say $hit sooner or later, although she's working on Mama and Dada.

Apparently she didn't slip up at the christening, at least I didn't hear any Bull$hit during mass. :)

Deanna said...

No, she kept her language in check, but she was a little antsy and kicked the tray off of her stroller -- Gerber finger fruits and all -- and then she was getting "boisterous" so I took her out into the entryway and let her walk around. But no embarrassing language -- fortunately!!

Catherine said...

Well, I am so glad that my 6 1/2 year old has made it into the blog world. Yes, Jesus, Mary & Joseph make it to every game (I am trying very hard not to say that anymore)however, it is better than saying something worse!I figured since it was a Catholic school that it was appropriate to bring Jesus, Mary & Josepeh to the game. Deanna - love the blog, there is always something in it to make me smile.

Deanna said...

Catherine - I know, you are just praying for the team to do well! ;) Thanks for visiting my blog -- stop by again!