Until today, my philosophy for swear words and toddlers has been to ignore it when your toddler says a swear word and they'll forget about the word. This philosophy worked with Maura, but Schatz's a little too smart for her own good.
Schatz (to herself as she's dumping the pebbles out of her boots): Shit, shit, shit!
Me: That's a bad word, Schatz, if you say that word again I'm going to spank your butt.
Schatz (looking me in the eye): Sh-sh-sh-sh (maintaining eye contact) i-i-i (I cock my head to the left and Schatz puts her index finger to her lips) Sh-sh-sh
This Ham is NOT Burned!
4 months ago