Saturday, January 17, 2009

Oh Fooy!


So, what do you do when your two year old decides to repeat a "not-so-polite" word? Do you scold them? Ignore them? Put them in time-out? 
I'm a little worried about this one and hope Anders outgrows this with the help of Mommy and Daddy only using phrases that are completely non-offensive such as "fooy", "darn", "oopsy daisy", and"oh dip-pity doo".

6 comments:

Great Aunt Gretchen said...

I would probably say, "Anders, that is not a nice word. You should say, "oh phooey!" when you are mad, okay? If he says it again tell him you will put hot sauce on his tongue the next time he says it. Then do it! That cured our kids of lots of bad words!! :-)
Aunt G

Simon and Kristy said...

James got in the habit of saying "Foxing Nuts" (long story), which happens to sound just like "F***ing Nuts!" Instead of telling him to stop, we told him he had the story wrong, and that foxes don't like nuts. Foxes like to wear shoes and socks and run fast. So now he says "The fox wears shoes and socks and runs fast". I'm sure it confuses the outside world, but it's a heck of a lot better than having to explain why he was saying expletives. Uh, it worked for us?

Gretchen said...

Ha Kristy! that is a great way of dealing with that! We are trying to divert as much as possible and make him believe he is saying a different word....

Ariana said...

We do something similar to Kristy, and insist that Amelia heard it wrong. They said, "oh, spit!" isn't that silly? Maybe they had a bad taste in their mouth.

Natalie said...

How children purify us, eh? Gretchen, I have to say, your boy is very original and cute-looking.

Gretchen said...

Thanks Natalie, and yes you are sooo right!