Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Political Potty Talk and the "F" Word


Maybe it's maternally mean, but I've been getting a kick out of tormenting our little liberals. Yesterday, on the drive home from the grocery store, while Sarah was at her after-school program:

Darren: "Look at the giant 'Change You Can Believe In' sign. They're voting for Obama."

Mom: "Oh, but look right next door! They have a 'McCain-Palin' sign."

Darren (under his breath): "That's just a little crap sign."

Mom (in true mom-mode, asking for the repeat infraction): "What was that?"

Darren (knowing the word I was seeking): "That's just a little crap sign."

Mom (with a pint of Ben & Jerry's in the bags): "No ice cream after dinner for you, Bud. You know not to use that word."

Every standardly-sized sign we passed on the remainder of the trip home was declared "Little lame sign," by the backseat critic.

Flash forward to the table, after-dinner:

Darren (knowing Mom does have memory issues on occasion): "I'll have some of that Cookie Dough ice cream we got!"

Mom: "No, you won't. You lost that privilege. Remember?"

Darren (sheepishly): "Oh yeah."

Daddy: "So how did you lose ice cream?"

Darren: "Potty talk."

Sarah (chiming in excitedly): "Was it the 'F'-word?"

(horrified at the thought that she even knew there was an 'F'-word, but calm): "F-word?"

Sarah: "Yeah! FAT!"

Whew. For now.
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Laura said...

I was thinkin' HOLY COW!!!!
Phew is right.

Jamie said...

Oh my gosh! Did you have to bite back the giggles when she came out with fat? Close call!!!!

Jenni Jiggety said...

LOL! Classic!

MommyJ said...

that is so, so funny... when I was little, the f-word was fart. I remember giving my mom a similar heart stopping moment when I raced home to tell her grandpa said the f-word... she could not, for anything get me to repeat it.. I think I spelled it out for her though. She was equally relieved I'm sure!

Emily said...

Hilarious that Darren and I are on the same, albeit potty-mouth wave-length! I did take a little gasp in at the F-word from Sarah Jane. Too funny!

Brooks said...

too funny. my girls think that the S word is Stupid and I'd like to keep it that way!
Phew, is right. I bet you were releived and never happier to have heard the word fat!

Lizz @ Yes, and So is My Heart said...

That was hilarious! Glad she doesn't yet know about the real f-word. Yikes!

Julie B. said...

That's a great story! So funny!

Barbara Manatee said...

My Sarah repeated her first bad word - directly out of my mouth - the other day. Thank goodness it was just "oh crap!" as my shoe fell off in the wet, muddy parking lot. Thankfully she did not repeat it at school that day! And thank goodness it was not the "F-word!" hahaha!

MereCat said...

Holy crabs! I glimpse my future.

I was ever the liberal second grader making myself literally sick over the Jimmy Carter election. I wanted the guy from Georgia. Because that's what every second grader wants; love, peace, and peanuts.

Jen B. said...

So funny! Much better than what was going though my mind! LOL

Shannon said...

Too funny!

My girls (ages 5 and 7) unfortunately know the s-word... ooops!

BoufMom9 said...

OH MY GOSH! How funny & thank God! Fat! LOL

cat said...

This is absolutely classic! One to remember.

Harris Boys said...

FAT...hahah I was totally thinking she knew the real "f-word" omg

Nancy said...

HAHAHAHAHAHA! Oh my, I had to read Sarah's "f-word" with one eye closed...I was a little nervous. heh

Too funny :)

rachael said...

hahaha, you totally scared me for a second!

rachael said...

oh, an i wanted to add...my daughter always "forgets" the privileges she loses. and i am ashamed to admit, sometimes so do i...oops!

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The Adventures of Carrie, Brook, Finn and Reid said...

I hope you wrote this down somewhere as to tell them when they are older! :)