Friday, June 11, 2010

What will they say today?

It's true!  Kids say some of the funniest things.  I just have to share this one thing that Elsa said the other night.

It made me laugh and then turned into a teaching moment for her, but mostly me.  I was doing the dishes one evening when Elsa came to me and said,

Elsa:  Mom, what can mom's say?
Mom:  What do you mean?
Elsa:  Well, dad's can say the "D" word, so what can mom's say?
It was at that moment that I remembered how kids are like little sponges, soaking up everything they see or hear.  Well, I told her that sometimes dad's (and mom's) get frustrated or angry sometimes and they let not-so-nice words escape their lips.  Then explained that that wasn't the right thing to do.  Later as I told Clint about our little conversation, we laughed, then agreed to try to watch our own language when we are frustrated. 


Ruth said...

Oh Britta, I totally know what you mean. Kids aren't like sponges, they ARE sponges. I am convinced though that without children we wouldn't be able to perfect ourselves and become better people.
You and Clint are doing great as parents.
miss you guys!

JordoBaggins said...

Yea Britta, and it's also about time you start watching your mouth too!

Jan said...

Amazing what they pick up, isn't it? They don't miss a thing. I am not proud to admit that I am the one who taught my daughter Natalie to swear -- at the ripe old age at 2 1/2. Sigh.

Thank goodness she got over that one!! (now I laugh because Maya gets all annoyed when she hears the words 'stupid' or 'hate' - -even in an innocent context. Love it.

OurLittleFamily said...

Funny post Britta...Least when Elsa was explaining the 'D' word, she didn't actually say the word itself. How funny...ya...I have a tendency to say things to people when driving down the road when they are driving like crap, and my backseat companion has repeated me a few times...more than I like to admit...we are not perfect...we are all trying right? Right.