Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Mommy has a sailor mouth

Look at his little angelic face.

Yesterday, I'm picking up everyone from school.  I was mentioning to Nolan about something on the radio, and it included the word "damn". 

Ryan pipes up from his backseat.  "Damn" I hear him say, kinda low, but he did say it.
"Don't say that, Sugar,"  I told him. 

"I can't say 'damn'?" he asks.  "Nope,"  I answered.

"Well, what about 'bitch'?"  he replies.

??At this point, both Nolan and I turn our heads into the backseat to look at him.  He smiles at us, like it's no big deal.

Before I can answer, Nolan pipes up.  "She doesn't let me swear, what makes you think you're gonna get away with it?"

I told him no, he couldn't say 'bitch' or any of its 'bee-yotch' forms.  Once we were home, and I had a minute alone with him, I asked him, "Where'd you get that?"

(As if I didn't know.)

"Did you hear it on tv, or do any of your little classmates say it?"

"No, Mommy.  I heard it from you."

Oh, I could see the self-satisfied smug look on my husband's face right then, and he wasn't even home.

Visions of cartoon bubbles filled with *%$#@ floating above Ryan on the playground fill my head. 

Come on.  I'm don't really drink (even though some days I really want to and no one would even point a finger at me on those days); I don't smoke; I'm not a floozy-mom.  The occasional string of curses that erupt in frustration, anger, or excitement is all I've got as far as vices go.  Well, and chocolate.  Yet I still said:

"I will try harder not to say those words." 

My lower lip will soon be the size of a basketball if I have to bite it all the time to keep quiet.  "It's not collagen,"  I'll insist.

Not such a nice visual, is it?  Need to do something to erase it's Wedsnesday, big deal...

Saturday Six - Episode 106

1. What food do you most enjoy cooking? How many people have you cooked this dish for? 

I like to make lasagna.  I've cooked it for lots of people, mainly my family, mainly because if they want me to cook big, this is what they request. :)

2. If you could go behind the scenes at any television show to get a look at how things worked, which show would you choose and why? 

None.  I'm not that interested in the behind-the-scenes.  Well, maybe the makeup artists might be fun to watch, and learn a few tricks from.  Heehee, which show has the most repair work on faces needed?  (Cattily, I'd say the View. Spackle!  Airbrush! lol)

3. Besides your bed, what's the easiest place in your home for you to take a nap? When was the last time you fell asleep there?

I fall asleep if I sit still too long, so I'd say the magic chair.  I knocked out in it last night, and even the screaming match taking place on Elizabeth (the HBO one) didn't wake me.  (Mr W did, and given all the crap I dish out about him and his high-volume viewing, did I feel stupid that I was knocked out in the middle of a high-volume moment. :s)

4. Take the quiz: What time of day are you? (Found at Shelly's Cyber Chocolate.)
You are Sunrise. 
You enjoy living a slow, fulfilling life. You enjoy living every moment, no matter how ordinary.  You are a person of reflection and meditation. You start and end every day by looking inward.   Caring and giving, you enjoy making people happy. You're often cooking for friends or buying them gifts.  All in all, you know how to love life for what it is - not for how it should be. 

Ha, I don't know about that "reflection and meditation"; but I do know I like to spoil my friends and family.  Alot.  

5. What time of year do you usually read the most books? 

I read all the time; but of course, more in the summer or during the times the kids are on break from school.

6. READER'S CHOICE QUESTION #89 from Jamilynn: What is your favorite article of clothing? Is there a story behind it? 

Currently, my Hello Kitty pajama bottoms.  They're pink, and they are comfy, and I think a little whimsical.  I'm wearing them now.  And Audrey likes them because when she has on her HK nightgown, we match.  I bought them because I figured, why should the little girls get to have all the fun?

I'm off now, to wash out my mouth with soap.


perkysgrl said...

Well, all I can say is that you aren't alone.

One of my brother's first words were "Son-ofa-Bitch" after hearing my mom say it after realizing she left her wallet on top of her car... and then left with it there.

One of Rowan's first words were "Damn" after hearing my mom say it at a hockey game...

(are we seeing a patern here??)

And of course, last night, as we are driving to dance class... we are listening to Black Eyed Pea's "Don't Phunk With My Heart" and I hear the dreaded F word come out of her mouth while she is singing... I can't get mad at her... shoot, I thought they were saying that word for a while too.  So I just changed the song.

Ugh... Guess I need to revert back to listening to JoJo's Circus in the car now :(

Happy Wednesday...

chseroo said...

I can't help but say those bad words on some days. To me, it's a stress reliever. I would much rather let out a little cuss word instead of yelling at the kids. I think they would prefer it also.

However, this year, I am VERY into American Idol. And there have been a few times that I didn't agree with the decision about who got voted off. So, I would let out a string of words that made me ashamed afterwards... But the worst thing happened last Tuesday morning on the way to school. They were talking about AI on the radio and one of my boys asked me if it was my "cussing night"... My oldest son told them my "cussing night" was on Wednesday when they kicked someone off. Talk about embarrassed!!!

So I have vowed to tone it down from now on.

So you aren't alone.


pixiedustnme said...

I can just see you wearing your hello kitty jammies, and may i just add that you are such a bitch >giggle<  darn it's hard to control, my mommy tells me i have a mouth like a sailor all the time!

fogspinner said...

I totally have a sailor mouth, trucker mouth, potty mouth.. you name it.

My son learned REALLLYYY early... just because mommy says it, it is not ok for me to say it.

All things concidered, I've only heard him cuss twice in 10 years (appropriately too, good selection, great timing). Both times he looked at me like I was going to slam his head in a door and said I KNOW... I'm SORRY. (Once was when he broke his foot)

screaminremo303 said...

So maybe you're not a floozy Mom. Everyone needs goals in life. Look what it did for Madonna's kids.

jevanslink said...

I just stopped by to see what's going on in the garage.   Mrs. L