Battlecry

Erin’s battlecry is: “Wind the Frog!”

This means that she has seen Toy Story too many times.

However, I prefer this to another phrase she has picked up from Pixar’s Bug’s Life: “Do I look stupid to you?”

And I prefer that, or just about any line from a Pixar film, to the muttered phrase she seems to have picked up from either her mom or me: “Dammit dammit DA-mmit.

If she starts saying “fucker fucker fuck fuck” then I’ll know to blame that one on her mom. She’ll get “Oh, fuck me” from yours truly.

And yes, I have considered how hilarious it would be if she started wandering around daycare muttering these expressions to herself. I’m not sure her teachers would approve. Or the other parents. But come on, the kids are going to learn sometime; best they learn from their parents or friends instead of picking it up from some street urchin who will then also lead them to a life of crime.

I’d be doing those kids a favour if I taught Erin how to swear properly.

15 thoughts on “Battlecry”

  1. I had a little girl in my daycare who…when I placed her cereal bowl in front of her…..said, "What the fuck is this?"

  2. While babysitting my nephew this afternoon he asked for a Popsicle not two seconds after he finished eating one. When I told him there were no more Popsicles, he looked me square in the eyes and yelled, "oh, for shit sake." just as his mother walked in the room to witness it.

    Clearly the child has spent too much time with me. But as I informed his mother as she was glaring at me, it could have been worse.

    He could have said my other favorite word.

    Fan-fucking-tactic.

  3. I love to cuss. I think it's healthy, and fun. And I like to scare old ladies who wear too much perfume. My sister actually said today that she was praying about saying the "F" word. That scared ME a little. She was such an incredible cusser when we were kids.

    Casey

  4. When my son was in preschool he let the f-word fly. The teachers didn't make a big deal of it. I was horrified.

  5. A child walking around daycare saying F-me would be hilarious. If it happens get it on video and she can become instantly famous.

  6. My husband completely curbed his sometimes excessive swearing the first few years of our kids' lives, except when someone cut him off in traffic or a hard baby head whacked him in the face, of course. Now it doesn't seem to both them if daddy says fuck, but the other day my son was highly disturbed as the flag football coach at camp "used a bad word, he told us to kick a-s-s" It was so cute how he refused to say it, but we did explain it wasn't really a bad word in some instances.

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