Saturday, January 10, 2009

As We Conclude The Week of the Gremlin...

...I give you this:

Scene: Last Friday, headed down to Cape Cod for the day. The entire Manic family is in the truck. We've already played I-Spy, sung songs, found books, eaten snacks, and begged for naps to make the time pass more quickly. Appropos of nothing:
Gremlin: Aww Fuck it!

Daddy (sounding firm but casual so as not to encourage future recitations): Gremlin, that's not a word we use. It's a grown-up word and it's very fresh.

Gremlin: Okay, Daddy. I won't say Aww. Fuck it, anymore.

Excellent.

8 comments:

Stimey said...

Waaaaaiiiitt...Are you me? Is your family my family? And if we are, in fact, two separate entities, thank damn God, because I was starting to think that I was the only one whose kids did things like say the f-word at preschool. Oh, just me then?

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Gotta love it.

Dysd Housewife said...

Hahaha! We make it a point NOT to curse in front of the kids. But eventually they always hear it from somewhere. My 5 yo walked up the other day, and proclaimed "DAMMIT!" We all stood around with our mouths hanging open. Then we had a "who taught him that, cuz it wasn't *me* " arguement. LOL

G said...

Gee, I guess it runs in the family....like the 2nd born of your older sister? Remember them decorating the Christmas tree when 2nd born asked if she could say "F*ing Kids"? And when told no, asked "WHY can't I say F*ing kids?" Hilarious!

Pal heard the "B" word on one of my shows last night and said "Well, THAT was awkward."

At least he hasn't dropped the F bomb....yet. He's made it to 9, so we're on a roll over here!!

Sue said...

Fuck it! You came to the cape and you didn't tell me?! I am sure my kids could have taught your kids a few more words to use on the way home!
Come visit me next time!

Kate Coveny Hood said...

What? Where did he hear that kind of language? I blame television. No more Noggin for him.

anymommy said...

Aha, clever, clever boy.

My gremlins said 'no shut up' for weeks last year after I forbid 'shut up.' No shut up, no say shut up mommy, gravely and with obvious devious intent. They are smarter than we are.

ladybug_3777 said...

LOL love it!

 

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