Potty Mouth!

United States
June 25, 2007 11:25pm CST
I will be the first to admit that I have a potty mouth. My husband has a potty mouth. My sister, my mom, and my dad, all have potty mouths. However, in my home we really do try to watch what we say in front of my two year old. I'm not saying I don't ever swear in front of her, because I have. The other day she was trying to get a toy out of her toybox and she started screaming. I ran into her room to see what was wrong and she looked at me, her face as red as a cherry and said "Mom, I'm just pissed off!!" And I know that it isn't funny, really. But I had to bite my bottom lip to keep from laughing. I know she has no idea what she's saying. But it just reminds me how much I need to watch what I say, because she repeats EVERYTHING. Does anyone else have a toddler who has said a dirty word?
5 responses
• United States
26 Jun 07
I have nieces and nephews who do swear, A LOT! But their parents always swear in front of them, since they were kids. It's not funny but they don't really do much about it. You may want to watch your mouth around your kids, because they will pick up on it fast. You just have to try, it is difficult but for the sake of your kids you need to stop swearing in front of them.
• United States
26 Jun 07
I do watch my mouth in front of my kids. I'm not saying I'm perfect, because I'm not. But I can't be with them when they're at my mother's house where everyone in the house curses like a sailor, ya know?
• United States
26 Jun 07
I agree linds22 i been watching my mouth alot lately but it is hard if they are around someone else and u are not with them
@fabies (4)
• United States
29 Jun 07
Yes, at one point and time whether they hear it at home, daycare or at the park but they all said a dirty word.
• United States
26 Jun 07
My son says sh** and damn it, but he didn't learn them from me and my husband. He learned those dirty words from my mom.
• United States
26 Jun 07
My four year old likes to repeat things. We just remind her it's a bad word and she can't say that. If she has repeat offenses, she has time outs. Obviously, there is a greater maturity level between two and four, but it's a place to start. Tell her that those are grown up words and teach her new ways to channel her frustrations. But over all you can't be mad at her, since you are setting the example
• United States
26 Jun 07
my daughter is either saying kick your a$$ or damn it