Wednesday, May 17

What the heck?!?!

Yesterday, I went grocery shopping right before I had to pick up the twins from school. So, I had several grocery bags in the back of the van. After we pulled into the driveway at home, Sydney unbuckled and turned around to look behind the backseat. She saw all the sacks and asked me, "What the heck is that?" I was totally caught off-guard because she has never said this before and of course, I'd rather not hear that coming out of my 4-year old's mouth. So, after a moment of shock, I explained to her that we shouldn't talk that way because it sounds a bit rude. Then, I asked her where she heard that word and without missing a beat, she announced, "Mimi"!

Thanks, Mom!! :)

Actually, after retelling this story to Sammy, he asked me, "Don't you say that a lot?" Ummmm... yeah, I guess I do! Reminds me of one of my favorite lines from one of my favorite movies:

"Now, I had heard that word at least ten times a day from my old man. He worked in profanity the way other artists might work in oils or clay. It was his true medium; a master."
- Ralphie in A Christmas Story