When my 4 year old turned to his sister after she changed the YouTube channel to one of her favorite channels and not his, he said “Thats Bullshit Molly!”, I figured it was time to cut back on the cussing. But really, I know I’m not the only one that cusses around (and at) their offspring. Its not a good habit to have, I know. It is really bad when your kids start repeating those cursewords. I guess, at least he used it in context?
My kids do really dumb stuff a lot and I yell at them. Here’s the thing though, for the first 4 times that I tell them to do something, I ASK them in a nice tone. The 5th time I have to tell them to pick their underwear up off the floor, I turn into a psychopath; complete with yelling, cussing, and screaming. Like when Ben decided to kick Molly in the shin with his baseball cleat on. I may or may not have called him a “little asshole”.Then theres always the sibling fighting. Why can’t they just get along? Why do they have to aggravate the crap out of each other? Ben does things just to get under Molly’s skin. She is a girl, which means she screams…a lot. That scream is like nails on a chalk board, it would drive anyone to cursing! .
A while back, I started replacing “shit” with “sugar”. You know, In an attempt to get better at not swearing so much. Well, here we are. I still say “Sugar”, but that is coupled with all the other curse words that I still use. I will drop something in the salon and say “oh sugar!” but my kid does something dumb and I call him a shithead. Maybe I should say “sugar head” instead?
I mean, we could all swear a lot less, but sometimes we just need to get to release some frustration and cursing just helps. I have tried replacing some other words too. It doesn’t have the same effect, but it’s better than nothing. If you swear around, or at, your kids, just know that you aren’t alone, and totally normal!