What would you do if your 2 year old suddenly ran around the room with “f—, man” on repeat? If you were a normal human being you would want to melt right there of course. I stared in horrified fascination at the clear diction, the appropriate use of the word (the light had just gone in the middle of his favourite TV show) and wondered who and where the hell he had picked this up from? I sincerely wish I could get on the moral high horse and say he has never heard me say the word. But he has. Once. Apparently that was enough, because of the strength of which the feeling erputed from me. By nature, I am not an abuser. K is. And we had many a conversation in which I expressed my dispeasure at it and warned him of dire consequences if Nadi ever picked up foul language from him. You can imagine my mortification when it turn out I am the corrupting influence. The first time I heard him use the word- I looke dat him and asked, Nadi what did you say? And he looked sheepishly at me and mumbled, “Fudge, man” I looked hard at him, trying to fgure out if I heard wrong and turned away, and clearly heard him pipe up behind me “F— man”. I turned around and got the cutest grin from him. God Help Me I thought. My next attempt to foil the bid was to blank at the episode. A few days later randomly, he must have remembred it and suddenly went on repeat again. Twice, thrice and I studiously, achingly kept a stright face when, I must shamefully admit, all I wanted to do was laugh because this is SO not the problem I envisioned with a two year old. A minute later, seeing no reactin from me, he moved onto the next game and all was well. I stay on my toes these days, hoping he doesnt suddenly recall his fun word in the middle of an adult/ family gathering. My friends thankfully, are so much more…liberal. Some downright supportive even of his ability to make such good use of a word I had really hoped he would not learn till he was 25. Ok, 15.
I was going to relate some other stories also but by doing so, I will take away from the somehwat comic horror and impact of this story. I realize for now, I am still reeling from this and I need to let you guys reel/laugh/judge/enjoy/ shake your heads at me for a bit also.