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Saturday, October 11, 2008

Did I Say That????

I'm embarrassed to say, but I can really cuss like a sailor. You would think that as an educated woman I could find other words to use to get my point across. NOT! The fact is that sometimes nothing seems to fit a sentence better than a good cuss word. Of course, the F-bomb is my favorite word and, as I'm sure you know, can be used in many different types of situations. When your happy, sad, mad, excited, astounded, stupified, frustrated.......really just about anywhere it works quite well. But since having my son, who is now 20 months, it's amazing at how good I have become at spelling curse words instead of saying them. I must say that takes a good deal of self control to stop yourself in the middle of ranting to spell a cuss word when your little one is around. (even my ranting has gotten much more mild since he has appeared). I've even taken to a new word "blasted" instead of the F-word, which I am quite proud of. Somehow spelling curse words just seems to lose their appeal over actually saying them. There is nothing like really getting a good rant going and then stopping to spell S-H-I-(you know what's next, I don't want to type it in case my little one reads it, LOL). It's amazing how quickly my guy is picking up words. Yesterday I said "noisy" and he was using it all day. I have nightmares of him hearing momma say "crap" at Thanksgiving dinner at grandma and grandpa's house. So spelling is what we do. But he has even figured out what certain words are when we spell them. He knows that PC stands for pacifier and he can spell DOWN, as in downstairs - so now we have to come up with new words.

After he goes down for the night I feel so naughty. I can actually say the curse words and that makes me feel like a 10 year old again. Of course I have to look around to be sure that little ears aren't listening. Who knows, he may cure momma of her cussing disease after all!!!


Kelly said...

Isn't that funny? I think motherhood has finally curbed my cursing habit too. My daughter heard me drop an F-bomb when she spilled an entire bottle of baby Tylenol (when she was barely talking!) and repeated it aaaaaaaaaaaalllll day, including at her pediatrician's office.

Christie (Snappymom) said...

The F-bomb, such a fantastically great all purpose word. One of my favorites!
Also, I hate to tell you, but I tagged you for a meme over on my blog. You're in my top seven, so it really couldn't be helped!

organicyogamom said...

I'm a big fan of some cussing myself. Some moments just really call for it!

I actually haven't started spelling such things yet - I could see it really changing the moment!

Kelly said...

i have a bad mouth too. except i'm not so good at censoring myself. i really have to change that!

Jenn said...

We had to teach our son to say "Oh FIZZLE" because he started saying "Oh crap" ...just like mommy! We tell him to say "no, no mommy! say OH FIZZLE" when I slip up and say it.

He currently parrots every single thing he home, on tv, in the store. Ahhh... life with a 2.5yo!!

Kristin said...

Do I know the feeling! Sometimes theer really is never a good word! Shitzit is my crutch.

Annie said...

I have a problem as well! :)

Ann said...

Oh man...This is too funny!
I understand trying to temper the swearing by spelling it out. I'm so tired of spelling that I've forgotten what I was swearing about in the first place!
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