A couple of months ago, I decided hubs and I needed to clean up our mouths.
We don't swear or anything.
We used to.
Man, I used to sound like a truck driver (sorry truck drivers!).
My dad could make the burliest truck driver crumble with his mouth and that's where I learned it from.
I remember sitting on the school bus with some friends one day back in first grade. They were talking about how they can't raise their middle finger. I was all "It's easy, see? My dad does it all the time!" I didn't realized they meant they weren't allowed to. My bus driver didn't take so kindly to my faux pas and I was picked up by my dad in the Principal's office that day. He told me how there are words that only mommies and daddies say and sometimes gesture.
Well, I don't want to have that conversation with Miss T. I was to be a role model to her, so that she can be like me as much as she wants to and it's ok. So, not that we curse or anything, but I figured, any words that I don't want coming out of her mouth - they shouldn't come out of mine either. Even such benign words as dumb or stupid. I would never want her to say something like that to someone and hurt their feelings.
Anyhow, so we started "cleaning up" a couple of months ago. I figured, why wait until she is parroting us, why not prevent the issue all together. Well, it's a good thing, because that little 13month old girl is a sponge.
Yesterday morning we were playing with her "cell phone". It's cute, pink, and makes noise.
She just presses the buttons and hands it to me. Yesterday, I pretended that I answered a call and had a little conversation. When I got home, hubs was so excited to show me Miss T's new trick. He had been playing with her phone in a similar way that day too. He would ring her phone and she would hold it up to her ear just like I did that morning! Yep, she's a quick study, that one!
Don't you love how she freezes when she notices the video camera? silly girl!