An, “Oh, shit!” moment to share…

When you have a 2, then 3 and now nearly 4 year old who does not talk you can get some crazy ideas. I’ve said more than once over the last few years that if he dropped the “F” bomb as his first word, I’d throw a damn party.

Now, that didn’t happen. He’s picked up some other more socially acceptable words along the way fortunately. This move from “non-verbal” to “verbal” is so slow and painstaking though that I sort of haven’t been giving much thought to my tendency to use, shall we say, “colorful*,” language.

Friday, we were in the truck headed toward school (and the marvelous triumph I posted about below) and I saw one of my neighbors. My neighborhood is filled with odd ducks but this man stands out. He is bat shiznit crazy. He thinks people are picking on him when they let their dogs poop in the (city owned) strip of grass in front of his house…even though they PICK IT UP. (There’s lots more but he rants about this one frequently.)

Anyway, I see crazy neighbor numero uno walking down the street, headed for work looking like…well…like hell. Unshaven, jeans, old flannel shirt, dirty vest. Now, this guy works in commercial real estate, so this is not exactly his typical “uniform.” So, I said to my darling husband.

“Oh, man, he looks like hell!” and the conversation immediately turns to another subject until…30 seconds later…we hear our darling Monkey pipe up in the back seat.


My response? Naturally, I say “Oh, shit!” Fortunately, he’s not making the “S” sound yet so that one is a ways off.

*OK, fine, I swear like a sailor, happy? I’m screwed.

6 thoughts on “An, “Oh, shit!” moment to share…

  • May 14, 2008 at 11:41 am

    uh huh…u r screwed. After Rachel’s dad and I split, Matty’s favorite saying was, “(insert Rachel’s dads name here) is a bastard.” At least I know he can hear 🙂

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  • September 21, 2011 at 11:52 am

    Oh, that’s so funny! A couple of weeks ago I banged my knee and said “dammit” and AJ behind me said “dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit…..” He hasn’t said it since and neither have I…. don’t tell anyone.

  • September 21, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    One day, my darling 3.5 year old was in a Little Tykes car with her 1 yo brother when I hear a sweet little voice yell, “Nice blinker, dumbass!”

    • September 22, 2011 at 11:32 am

      That is hysterical!


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