Ian has started cursing casually.
It isn’t anything truly horrible. He hasn’t used M.F. or C.S. or anything like that, but he has been saying “Dammit!” a lot. This morning he was going with “Crap!” which isn’t exactly a curse word, but it isn’t really appropriate language for a three year old either.
The problem is this – it is funny and he knows it.
I try really hard not to laugh or smile, but it isn’t easy. The other day I said “Damn it, Ian.” (Yes, it is totally my fault.) And he said “Dammit!” and started chuckling.
Chuckling! Then he said “Awwww Christ.”
Then I started laughing. I couldn’t help it. Blasphemy! Out of a three year old! I personally am not offended, but we do have friends that have faith. I can only imagine what his his preschool teacher would think.
I wish I had been able to control myself, but it was really funny. He always says these things with a twinkle in his eye. He knows exactly what he is doing.
I try to explain to him that these are grown up words and they are not appropriate for children and they are not polite. This morning I think I actually told him that he could say that word when he was 18.
I’m the man. Keeping him down.
And he gets it.
And on the way to school this morning he was making up jokes. And the punchline was always “butt”. And he was cracking himself up. Claudia was laughing too.
The jokes didn’t even make sense, but after a while I started thinking they were funny too. I had to quickly change the subject before he went to school and started telling his butt jokes to the other children.
Yeah. He is probably doing that right now.