On this year's Christmas cards, I wrote that our 2-year-old, Griffin, was becoming more verbal. He is. He is learning to say all sorts of things, like...
"door open"-- when anything opens-- a door, the refrigerator, his diaper, etc.
"milk"-- an all purpose word to describe any & all liquids (including milk, water, juice, a pond, the ocean, rain, etc.)
"let's roll"-- indicates a desire to go somewhere
"beautiful princess"-- a descriptive term reserved for females wearing anything that resembles a dress (including skirts, long coats, an apron, a nightgown, a tunic, and princess dresses, of course)
You get the idea.
However, some of Griff's new words have us trying to shut him up at all costs. Did I mention that he is the LOUDEST kid ever? No volume control.
It being the Christmas season (OK- Advent), we keep seeing a lot of nativity scenes on people's lawns, the store, etc. which results in Griffin yelling "Jesus!" as loud as he possibly can over and over and over again. Slightly embarrassing. He also does this at church, which is equally embarrassing.
The other day, Grif said something (while I was changing his diaper) that ended with the letters "ock." I was really taken aback (because he said it a few times) & even spoke to Mike about it, asking him, "You didn't say (the word in question) in front of Griffin, did you?" Of course, Mike hadn't. I knew Griffin was trying to say something else (but couldn't figure out what) until I remembered Grif's favorite part of his favorite movie-- Elmo's Potty Time (which he watches daily).
Go ahead & watch.
Did you catch that? Some of the kids call their poop "ca ca." I'm guessing that's what Griffin was trying to say when I took off the diaper. He just left off that last (and oh, so essential) short A sound. Phew!
I was putting Griffin to bed last night. We went into the bathroom to brush his teeth, and he tripped over the step stool in front of the sink. I almost died when he said, "Oh sh*t."
I mean, come on. He was using the correct context & everything. Suddenly, my body got really hot as I tried to remember if I had said the obscenity in question recently, and I was pretty sure I had.
So, my 2-year-old was swearing, and I was surely the worst. mom. ever.
Then, when we went into his room, he stepped on a toy and said, "Oh sh*t," again. Except this time he kept saying it while holding his foot, and I realized he was saying "Ouch," (with more of a -sh ending than a -ch ending). But, yay, I was off the hook!!!!
Here is a video of him saying "Owsh," while simultaneously running around me in circles.
"Owsh" from Kate on Vimeo.