Hi. My name is Leah, and my child has learned a curse word.
What is this word? Sonofabitch. Sure, we have already had problems with 'shut up', and 'suck it unk' (My sister told him to say that to our brother once when he was teasing Gabriel, and it has stuck ever since). He gets put in time out for saying either of those, but they still come out every now and then.
So, the past couple days we kept hearing something along the lines of 'sonbishhhh' and my little mommy heart sank when the flash of a memory hit me like a ton of bricks. What memory, you ask? The other day at my Dad's when I was stringing together beads on a wire for a necklace I was making, it slipped from my grasp and the beads went everywhere. Thirty minutes of work down the drain...so I let out a, 'Son of a bitch!' Gabriel was sitting beside me, and I'm not proud. It was the NEXT day that I heard him say it for the first time...and since he's only two and not the clearest speaker, I let it slide, hoping I heard him wrong. Nope. He's been saying it about three times a day since then, and we were trying to ignore it completely in hopes that if we didn't call attention to it, he would not even realize it was a bad word and forget it existed. Nope again. So we finally had to let him know it was a bad word and warn him there would be punishment if he said it. He's already been in time out twice for it now.
So, there's my confession......I taught my toddler a curse word, and this is my confession.