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user1489673675 Tue 28-Mar-17 11:44:54

So it turns out that I'm a terrible influence on my 2 year old: A couple of weeks ago I was preparing breakfast for my son and upon getting his weetabix out of the microwave, promptly dropped the whole bowl on the floor, which was followed by a loud exclamation of 'oh shit'. My son then gleefully repeated 'oh shit, oh shit, oh shit' to which I didn't respond at all, thinking that if I ignored him he would lose interest in the phrase. Sadly this tactic has failed and a couple of weeks on 'oh shit' has replaced 'oh dear' and 'uh oh' so is pretty much my son's most common utterance. I'm fairly horrified and my husband, who witnessed the original 'shit', is both furious with me for teaching him to say this and intolerably smug that I've been the one to introduce such a delightful term. I was just wondering if anyone had any advice on how to eradicate 'shit' from my son's vocabulary. I would probably laugh off the occasional exclamation but it's happening a lot and seems firmly ingrained in his everyday vocabulary. I also think people are starting to doubt me when I try and explain it by saying how we've been to look at ships recently! Thanks in advance.

WatchingFromTheWings Tue 28-Mar-17 11:53:39

'Oh shit' is a favourite curse of mine my youngest DC picked up when he was the same age as yours. He didn't use it for long after I stopped saying it.

The best one though was when we were watching a DVD (age appropriate!) in a room full of family and something 'bad' was happening and my youngest goes 'ooooooooh fuck!!' 🙈😳

user45678931 Tue 28-Mar-17 11:56:00

Periodically start exclaiming a new phrase as if it was the worst swear word in the world.

For example, drop something and shout "oh crumbs" as loudly and forcefully as you would say "oh fuck" grin

whifflesqueak Tue 28-Mar-17 11:59:12

mine is 2.5 and his favourite game is slamming cupboard doors in his play kitchen and muttering "fucksake... fucksake..."

highinthesky Tue 28-Mar-17 11:59:25

It happened, DS will get bored of it eventually. The risk is he'll teach others at nursery etc the same.

Anyone who has lead an adult existence will use adult language from time to time. We can't all be as perfect as your DH.

highinthesky Tue 28-Mar-17 12:00:04

fucksake lol.

I shouldn't laugh, but....grin

polkadotdelight Tue 28-Mar-17 13:29:12

Mine says 'Oh Christ'!

Highlove Wed 29-Mar-17 19:08:51

Mine got very cross putting her PJs on at bedtime tonight, they were the wrong way out but she wouldn't accept any help. Horrified to hear her muttering "oh fucking hell" to herself over and over though.

Patchouli666 Wed 29-Mar-17 20:56:01

I feel at home in this thread!
Youngest DD at two and a half, got herself using ikea step thingy on to big toilet. Pushed back the soft close lid as she sat down. Sat down and the soft close lid had started to close again. 'Fucking toilet' and pushed back the lid. With force so when she turned away again, it landed back on her. 'Fucking toilet' Three more times that happened.

It was very funny! Couldn't help laughing. The fact she said fucking with my accent got me properly in trouble with my hubby though

DrDiva Wed 29-Mar-17 21:04:25

My DS was a very late speaker. At 2.5 he had barely any words, and certainly not sentences. Imagine my astonishment, then, when my non-verbal child was playing with his toys, dropped one, and exclaimed in bell-like tones, "oh, Jesus Christ!"

All DH. I don't say that at all.

At 4.5 he has said a few things that are unacceptable, (e.g. I really hate anyone saying "shut up") and I very firmly and clearly explained that we do not say that in this house. He tried it slightly under his breath a few times, but the same very clear explanation soon shut that down. I accept, however, that I have a very obliging child for whom that works!

MiniAlphaBravo Wed 29-Mar-17 21:09:09

Oh dear mine started saying fucksake as well as few months back.... I felt bad as I know I've said this in front of her. I talked to her about why it's bad to say this and she countered with 'daddy says fucksake'!!! I did feel smug that he was getting the blame!! It's so hard never to swear.

MiniAlphaBravo Wed 29-Mar-17 21:10:24

Oh also she seems to have forgotten it as I've not heard it for a couple of weeks. She did say 'for gods sake' today which isn't great but better than fucksake obv...hopefully your ds will also forget.

Frouby Wed 29-Mar-17 21:18:03

DP beeped at a car that very nearly caused an accident a month or so ago. Driver of other car gave dp the finger. DP muttered 'Fuck off out of the fucking way then, wanker'.

Never gave it another thought until a week later when a car beeped across the road while strapping ds (3.4) into his carseat. Apparently the appropriate response, like a human Pavlovs dog, to a car beeping is 'Fuck off out the fucking way'. And when I said 'Erm ds we don't say those words, they are very naughty words, please don't use them' the correct response is 'but mummy they aren't fucking off'.

We have had about 4 weeks of it. Thought I had cracked it until Sunday. A car beeped. Ds called out 'Thank you'. And went on to say 'thank you is a good word mummy. Like please. That's a good word too. Fuck off is a naughty word tho'.

peaceloveandbiscuits Wed 29-Mar-17 21:28:27

The closest call I've had was when I spilt some hot tea in a cafe, automatically said, "oh shit" and my 2yo immediately copied, "oh shh!".

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