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Monday, August 22, 2005

Is This Bad?

Is it wrong for your almost eight-year-old to be yelling:

"Fudge!"

"What the fudge!?!?"

I thought I heard this from him as he is skateboarding outside and called him to the door.

I asked, "Ajers, what did you just say?"

Ajers: "Fudge."

Me: "Okay, I don't want to hear that anymore."

Think he'll start saying fuck now that he's not allowed to say fudge?

Shit.

17 Comments:

At 4:34 PM, Blogger Joel said...

Of course he shouldn't be saying fudge in that context. If he starts saying fuck, then tell him not to say that too. It's not like you have to give him a list of words he can't say or anything. It's just like any other parenting task where the boundaries have not yet been defined. When he crosses that undefined boundary, that's when you say, "hey, there's a boundary here, ok?" Then the boundary is defined, a new rule is set, and he can get on with skateboarding :)

 
At 5:17 PM, Blogger Manic Mom said...

You're right, Joel. Saying it in that context is just as bad as if he said the real EF word. That's why I got my ass off the freaking couch to yell at the little bastard. I knew he was wrong! LOL

 
At 5:44 PM, Blogger Joel said...

FREAKING COUCH! Sometimes I love being older than eight :)

 
At 10:00 PM, Blogger Bossy♥'s YOU said...

funny..my 8 and a half year old says.."holy crud"...two steps away from holy shit if you ask me..lol

 
At 10:28 PM, Blogger The Dummy said...

Tell him every time he speaks in that context he'll have to wear that too-too to school.

 
At 11:08 PM, Blogger Manic Mom said...

DD--wrong kid. this one didn't wear the tu-tu. The one who did wear the tu-tu actually DID say fuck today. i'm so screwed.

 
At 12:01 AM, Blogger Manic Mom said...

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At 12:47 AM, Blogger Mad Munkey said...

When my niece was three, her favorite phrase learned from her father was, "Oh, Shit!" Uttered as only a 3 yr old could do. LMAO

 
At 12:57 AM, Blogger naughtymom said...

Yeah and my 2 year old was at the park and a kid was throwing sand at her and she looked at us and said, "What the Hell!!" I was laughing so hard I had to compose myself before telling her we don't use those words. Man I've gotta watch my mouth...;)

 
At 1:10 AM, Blogger Manic Mom said...

Cracking up over here wtih these stories of foul-mouthed little mother effers! Makes me feel like my kids are right on track. My poor daughter still keeps saying, "I don't even know what the EF word is except it rhymes with Duck!" Yes, she is blonde, and yes, my three-year-old continues to enlighten Diva when she says all she knows is it rhymes with Duck.

 
At 2:12 AM, Blogger k said...

People, People... it's ONLY A WORD. Or several of them all strung together to form a highly colorful and inventive phrase. Rather than correcting this highly creative behavior, you should be rewarding the little bastids for their independent application and use of the word in proper context. Afterall... proper diction, expanded vocabulary and creative application of various words is a highly desired social skill in some circles. It's the creativity of the new generation, don't you know?! This is our future, get them started right dammit!

 
At 7:07 AM, Blogger Lara said...

Hey, I happen to think the 'F' word is educational!

(Ok, I admit I don't let my kids go around saying it though... lol)

 
At 9:13 AM, Blogger Manic Mom said...

Lara--LOVE your column on the EF word.

 
At 10:24 AM, Blogger buddha_girl said...

*deep, introspective sigh*

I have just seen my fucking future with Baby Buddha. People predicted it without the assistance of Magic 8 Balls. My son's first word will undoubtedly be FUCK. In CAPS. He'll be able to use it well...but I'm sure I'll be fielding more than my fair share of calls from teachers when he enters school.

*pondering the copious use of 'fudge' while showing A Christmas Story nonstop to my kid*

 
At 1:41 PM, Blogger Joel said...

Oh man, I love these comments.

When I was waiting tables (way back in the day), there was a white trash family in one of the booths, and one of the kids called their server a bitch, which of course is totally inappropriate. But what was worse was when the mom turned to her son and said, "don't say bitch, say biatch."

 
At 4:30 PM, Blogger Manic Mom said...

Joel, it's spelled

BEEEE-OTCH.
--From the biggest one of them all!

 
At 6:44 PM, Blogger Joel said...

Well excuuuuuuuuuse me! ;)

 

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