Kids say the darndest things, don't they? I know my kid definitely has some doozies but up until now she miraculously NEVER repeated "naughty" words.
For those of you who know me, you know that I'm bit of a potty mouth - and I like it. In the past I could say things like, "Shit, I stubbed my toe!" and Ella would say, "You ok mommy? You hurt your toe?" Glorious. Swearword-free and compassionate!
However I did start out by saying "up until now." This past weekend Ella was being naughty, which is not new, and I finally flipped and said, "You better knock it off right now before I spank your little ass!" She looked at me with a smirk on her face and proceeded to say, "Oooh, you want to spank my ass?" Envision this as she is shoving her bottom in my face and spanking her own butt. I was a bit shocked, but mostly trying not to laugh. She repeated it again as she bounced closer to me, her hand still swatting her hiney. I immediately scolded, "You do NOT say that again. Her response - "Why, you not want to spank my ass now?"
So that's over now. No more swearing and censorship is the motto of our house. It's going to be quite challenging for us, but on the bright side she doesn't say the words unprompted, only repeats them. I guess this just means it's all our fault if she continues. Dammit!