Thursday, May 7, 2009

Will I Ever Learn?

It's been a while since I posted anything and I swear I have some photos to put on here but for now, a sassy Tyson story will have to do.
The other day I was driving when suddenly the SUV in front of me pulled off to the side of the road and decided to flip a U-turn. Apparently checking your mirrors and looking around before doing this is highly overrated because he did neither and carried on as if he was the only car on the road.
While I am not proud of the exclamation that came out following aforementioned idiocy, it is by no means the worst thing that has escaped my lips.
"What a STUPID ASS!"
Suddenly I remembered where I was and that my almost 2 year old was sitting in the backseat. I cringed and waited for the inevitable. Sure enough without missing a beat, Tyson innocently asked, "What's a ass?"
Resisting the temptation to correct him by saying "you mean what's an ass, sweetie, what's an ass?" I instead started backpedaling, saying to him "It's a word that Mommy shouldn't say and neither should you. Potty word, bad."
Okay I didn't say that but I was thinking it!
Of course Doug thought it was hilarious.
More this weekend, I promise.


Kristina P. said...

I love that you corrected his grammar. Haha!

Christy said...

ahhhh gotta love toddlers and there expanding vocabulary.

Cynthia said...

Well, if it makes you feel any better, you aren't alone. My Logan learned to say 'Shit' at about that same age and as a result of being in the car with Mommy. Fortunately, it sounded like 'sit' so if anyone was with us, I'd just say "yes honey, that's right, we SIT in the car".

Tyson is such a cutie. I hope he can unlearn that one.

S and L said...

I swear, kids actually teach us a lot more than we think! Tyson is a doll...I love all the pics of him you share with me!!! Good thing for Blogging so you can always remember all these cute and funny things he does and says. Wish it were around when my girls were little. :(

Michelle said...

I think we've all been there. I usually mutter idiot, while maybe not quite as "bad" as some other things that could come out, I still don't want my kids calling their teacher or someone else idiot, and it's been known to pop out of their mouths a time or two.

jenn said...

Best story I've heard in a while.