Role Model or Potty Mouth?
I am not and have never been one to swear. Swearing makes me uncomfortable (including made up “safe” swearing….it sounds just as bad to me). In this video, I related much more to the hesitant husband. And, yes, like the wife in this video, CandyMan is a little more on the loose-tongued side. His language has improved considerably since we’ve had kids, but he still enjoys making up “potty-talk” songs (lots of crap and diarrea and butts mentioned). I cringe when I hear the kids repeating the songs, and I am just waiting for the moment when a particular word will be used at a particularly inappropriate time.
When KitKat was a baby, at that stage when she was exploring language and trying to repeat everything she heard, we sat down to watch a movie. It was not a child-friendly movie, but we still thought of her as an oblivious baby. So you can imagine our horror when she repeated a very strong phrase from the movie. The TV was shut of promptly, and we quickly learned to watch movies after her bedtime.
When I was growing up, I remember being told about the time that I repeated a certain non-Church-friendly phrase in the middle of our Sunday meeting (during a quiet moment, so that everyone in the congregation could clearly hear me). My mom was mortified.
Let’s just say that I’ve had enough experiences that I’ve learned to watch what is said around kids. I would much rather have them repeating “I love you”s and compliments than some of the stronger things I hear other places.
What is your policy? Do you swear, and if so, do you swear around your kids?
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