Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Just when I thought it was safe to leave the house ….

We’re in the car; me and the 13 year old in the front, the 4 year old and the 3 year old in the back.

I am singing along to the radio, badly. The 13 year old is playing games on her phone and the 3 and 4 year old are discussing the merits of cheese strings Vs yoghurt raisins.

I slow down to let a man in a 4x4 pull out of a junction. He clearly hasn’t seen my random act of kindness so I flash my lights. He still doesn’t pull out.

Losing my patience I say “Oh come on …”

The 4 year old instantly pipes up with “… you bugger”, followed by a quieter “bugger” from the 3 year old before they continue their previous conversation.

The 13 year old looks at me in disbelief and I mouth to her “say nothing”.

Meanwhile the man has finally pulled out of the junction. I continue on our journey wondering if the last 60 seconds actually happened. I look at my children in the rear view mirror, they are completely oblivious.

The only evidence of the ‘toddler tourettes’ is their 13 year old sister beside me; her shoulders are shaking and her long hair is covering her face.

She looks up to reveal tears, tears of silent laughter.

21 comments:

Kylie w Warszawie said...

Really cute! I get the same things from my 14 year old. She does the "Did he just say...?"

Tara@Sticky Fingers said...

Oh no. who is to blame for that then?
You know what they say: children see, children do . . .

Laura - Are We Nearly There Yet Mummy? said...

I am blaming the husband.

I try not to swear in front of them, but the odd word does pop out in moments of complete frustration. Husband needs to work on his 'word poppage' a little harder.

Vodka Mom said...

I LOVE That!!!!!!


hahahaha

Tawny said...

That is so great! It happens to us all. Just think if teenager were not there, no one would be any the wiser!

Mel said...

You have made me feel so much better about my own children's slips! Thankyou for making me smile.

rosiescribble said...

That is absolutely brilliant, I'm chuckling away to myself. Whatever will they come out with next? I like the way one echoes the other - there could be trouble ahead!!

Corey Schwartz said...

So cute. At least they didn't say the F word like mine.

Robert said...

I have to admit it - my 3 year old daughter called the lady in charge of her nursery a bugger! Luckily she didn't take offence.

Merrily Down the Stream said...

Hmmmm - wonder where they heard that then??? That would be the in-church-laugh - the more you try to stifle it the worse it gets.

Liz@Violet Posy said...

psml!!! Oh I've had moments like that, I'm pleased to know I'm not alone :)

mothership said...

Oh God. Yesterday Four said "oh SHITS!". I asked her, where she had heard that, and she told me it was a word she had made up but I KNOW she got it from HUSBAND. Grrr. I've suppressed all my foul language for NOTHING, I tell you, for NOTHING!

Frog in the Field said...

Have you stolen my teenager?
That's exacatly what happens in my car, right down to the 'B' word.....your first name isn't Frog is it?

Reasons to be Cheerful 1,2,3 said...

Bless. Why do they always come out with them when we're driving?!

MGM said...

I LOVE IT! "Toddle Tourettes"!

I just posted similar sentiments regarding my three year old's repeating of things I say.

Too funny!

Crystal Jigsaw said...

So cute - they don't realise they've heard it somewhere else!

CJ xx

A Modern Mother said...

Wish I could have seen that!

Home Office Mum said...

My 3 year old walks around saying 'Oh bucker! Oh bucker!' on a regular basis. I pretend he's talking about an out of control horse rather than mimicking me.

Potty Mummy said...

Fantastic. And somehow not quite as bad as 'for god's sake!' Can't think where my two picked that one up...

Single Parent Dad said...

Woopsy.

I went worse than that. We were stuck in traffic once, and Max enquired to the delay, and I casually replied "It is all these people f**cking about", which he then repeated in the car, but luckily, not since.

Jo Beaufoix said...

That is hilarious. Miss M (4) has also used the word bugger. I love that word, but not from my kid. Hee hee.