Some time later I rolled over and bumped him. Very politely, as if he were saying 'sorry' or 'excuse me' Jellybean quietly said "Oh! Can you f**k off please, Mummy?"
I was so shocked - and horrified - he didn't say it aggressively, but I really dislike that he's heard it, and knows it, and used it. I firmly, but nicely, said that it was a nasty word that we don't use because it makes people sad - and he said "Oh, sorry!" then I said that instead of the F Bomb we say "excuse me" or even, if we're very cross, "move over please" - but never the f word. Yuck, F word, yuck!
I think he understood - and he is very good normally because we do make a really conscious effort not to swear in front of him - but we're obviously slipping up more than I thought.
I like to think my husband supports me in most things - and in trying very hard not to swear he does well, but he does put things on TV that he forgets will have swear words in when the kids are still up (which I tell him off for) and he couldn't back me up right away in that situation in the bed, because he was trying not to laugh audibly.
Some people think it's cute when small children swear, or funny, and I think when it's a real shock I probably do laugh on occasions - but not because I think it's hilarious, because I think it's shocking.
I really don't like that he's learned that word - and that this isn't the first time he's said it; we're going to make a really concerted effort not to swear - clearly we haven't done well enough - and if we slip up I've told Jellybean he has to put me us the naughty corner!
Have your kids sworn, or said something they really shouldn't? Were there witnesses? Tell me all about it - link up or comment! (Mum, Dad, that doesn't mean you - we all KNOW I was awful, and no doubt a real potty mouth - I blame the parents! ;-) haha!)
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