Have you ever been sitting there, and suddenly your child comes out with a saying or a word that they really shouldn’t even KNOW, let alone say, and you think, “Where the heck did he get that from!?”
I’ve had that moment happen on several occasions. The problem is, we then figure out where he gets it from – ME! Here are some examples:
Nick started saying, “Huh!?” a lot when we asked him a question or told him to do something. One day, my husband asked me a question and I said, “Huh?!” *lightbulb*
Nick had started walking around saying, “damnit!” a lot. We couldn’t figure out where he got this from. Until I was working on some photos on my computer when Photoshop closed on me unexpectedly, and I blurted out, “damnit!” *lightbulb*
I heard Nick getting in trouble for saying something a couple of weeks ago. “What did he say?” I asked my husband. He had said, “What the hell?” Where would he even GET that, I asked. I swear it wasn’t even hours later when the words “What the hell” came out of my mouth. *lighbulb*
Also, while listening to Pink in the car one day, he may or may not have asked me in the car once, “Shit day? What’s shit day, mummy?” Needless to say, no more (uncensored) Pink while Nick is in the car with me!
Everything he does that we have reprimanded him for, he gets from me. My nickname, when I was a child, was “stomp, stomp, slam.” You can probably imagine why, but I will spell it out for you. Whenever things didn’t go my way, I would stomp off to my room and slam the door.
This morning I told him not to throw his shoes. And 5 minutes later I walked into our closet and proceeded to pick up, and toss out into the bedroom, Nick’s blue stool. “Mum! Don’t throw things!” Nick yelled at me.
What do your kids get from you?
Linking up with Kirsty at My Home Truths for I Must Confess