cursing is fun!

It got to be 8:30 last night, and Matthew was still lounging on the couch, stalling before heading up to bed. I reminded him that it was bedtime, and of course he balked at the thought, despite how tired he was. As he headed up the stairs, he started making that little whiny noise all kids make, that sounds a bit like a bleating lamb.

“EHHHHHHHHHH!”

Keep in mind, he’s 8 and way too old for this nonsense. So I decided to use a little reverse psychology, and I whined right back at him. We exchanged a few whiny noises back and forth, and I could see that he was getting mad at me for mimicking him. The wheels were turning in his little head, wondering how he could best me. As he got to the landing at the top of the stairs, it came to him – he could say a really, horrible, awful word. That would teach me a lesson!

So from the top of the stairs, all the way down in the family room, I hear him say, “Penis!”

Did I just hear what I think I heard? Did my son throw down a pseudo-curse word at me? Yes, he did! He was so mad at me that he decided to shock me by saying penis, which in his mind, equals some of the four letter words only Mommy is allowed to say. I walked to the bottom of the stairs and looked up, and saw him smirking at me. He said it again, “Penis!” Meanwhile, I’m trying not to laugh, and heading upstairs to deal with my sorta foul mouthed little boy. As I reach the last step, he says it again – “Penis”, and heads into his room, slamming the door behind him.

I opened the door to his bedroom and replied, “VAGINA!” The look on his face was one of shock. Did his mom just come back to his penis retort with the V-word? Oh, yes she did! So he replied, “BALLS!” I one upped him with “Butt!” and he came back again with “Penis!” and collapsed onto the bed in giggles. I kissed him, told him our potty talk time was over, and it was time for bed. He let me tuck him in without arguing further.

And that folks, is parenting at it’s finest.

15 Responses to “cursing is fun!”

  1. Marisa says:

    I am so impressed with your skills! It took me at least two boys to get that good. ;)

  2. Jules says:

    ROFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So funny…oh man, it must be so much fun at your house!

  3. Jennifer says:

    LMAO! That’s great!

  4. Loretta says:

    You are totally the cool mom ;)

  5. Kim says:

    Now that’s funny!

  6. Deb says:

    Great story!!!! pseudo-curse…LOL

  7. eve says:

    your the kind of mom I want to be!! That is great!!!

  8. tim says:

    We haven’t had to go there, yet. Great story!

  9. courtney says:

    ROFLMAO! That is mothering at it’s finest…I’m gonna have to remember this one for when I have kids. Excellent job Colleen :)

  10. Julia says:

    XD! awesome. definitely the kind of mom I wanna be.

  11. LaDonna says:

    Bwaaaahaaahaaa! Thanks, I needed a good laugh!

  12. Amy says:

    Heh! Cracking up at Matthew – you’ll have to remember this story to tell him when he’s older!

  13. Bill says:

    Now that’s funny crap right there.

  14. Spice says:

    LOL I love it!

  15. Lisa says:

    that’s awesome. sounds like something we’d do.