It’s now come to the point where I really need to start watching my language. In particular in the car. I really turn potty mouthed when driving, obviously due to the idiocy that appears to be quite a few road users these days.
Prior to this week I’d not been too worried as although N’s three, he’s not really copied me that much. And even if his dad’s been teaching him to say embarrassing things like ‘you’re gawgus’, ‘totty’ and ‘phwoar’, mostly it’s not recognisable unless you know what he’s going on about.
But, the other day I had a bit of a wake up call.
We’d had our usual Sunday roast dinner over at the farm, and were sitting relaxing afterwards in the living room. N had pottered over to play with the little toy grill and food that he enjoys role playing with. He was bringing everyone bits of food and drink. And then he brought Granny a cup.
‘Here’s a beer for you Granny’
‘I don’t want a beer today thank you’, so off he went to ‘make’ something different.
‘Here’s a cup of tea for you’
‘I don’t drink tea sweetheart’. We all waited to see what he’d say…
‘For God’s sake’ and off he stomped. Well, we were all in hysterics. We just couldn’t believe he’d come out with it, for the first time in brilliant context. Granny was almost doubled up in laughter
I was just relieved it wasn’t something much worse, although I’m not entirely sure who he’s got that phrase off. Note to self is really to watch my language.
Have your children come out with any classic (potentially mortifying) phrases that you just wouldn’t expect? But suspect they came from yourself?