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post #21 of 91
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Originally Posted by Miasmamma View Post
"Stupid dog"
haha thats completely me too! that and unruly beast
post #22 of 91
"no"

which has become the answer to any -and all- questions for my 15.5 mos old

a man on the bus asked her if she was cute- she shook her head for a good two minutes
post #23 of 91
My oldest son's only clear word for almost a year was bullshit.

My 2 year old says dammit whenever he drops something or doesn't get his way. Of course, he uses it perfectly. I say no and he says "aw, dammit!"

My 7 year old and I have this same habit of chewing on our lip. I don't know if its because he sees me do it all the time and picked it up or if its some genetic bad habit I passed on.

Neither boy will operate the vcr/dvd player with their hands. Its only ever done with their big toe. Because my 7 year old saw me do it all the time and we've now passed that on to my toddler.

Dh made some joking comment in passing (when we didn't even realize the kids were around) about kicking someone's ass. My 2 year old latched on to that one. I thought it was hilarious to hear him say "daddy, I kick you ass" Not so much after that first time though.

I think my 2 year old thought our dog's name was "stupid dog" for a long time.
post #24 of 91
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Originally Posted by neverdoingitagain View Post
This kind of reminds me of the one of Bill Cosby's old stand-up routines.
The parent is yelling at their children and saying "Goddamnit I told you not to do that!" Kid says "But Dad...he's Goddamnit, I'm Jesus Christ"
I love that one! It's from "Bill Cosby Himself."
post #25 of 91
Well...I have a very long list of undesirable things (mostly words/phrases) that we have unintentionally taught my poor child. : You know, the usual curse words used appropriately at the most inappropriate times. But my mother unintentionally taught him a real winner. She came in one evening and popped open a beer, saying, "Noni needs a beer!" to my little one when he asked what she was doing. A week or so later we were in the grocery store, my son in the cart, doing the shopping thing...suddenly, he starts shouting "I. NEED. BEEEEERRRR!!!" He didn't stop 'till we were checked out and heading out the door. He was very pleased with himself.

And slightly o/t, but this:
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Originally Posted by heidirk View Post
OK, mine's not a word or a phase.

I accidentally taught DS1 to pick things up with his toes. :

He is a high needs kinda kid, and I carried him everwhere on my hip. I quickly learned how to snag something on my toes and bring it up to my hand so I wouldn't have to always be bending over. I could even open the car door with my foot. Before he could crawl, I saw him trying to pick something up with his feet, and getting very frustrated because he couldn't. I felt so bad I apologised to him!
I do this all the time myself. But for some reason, it really freaks my husband out when I pick up something with my toes. I, however, find it a very handy skill to have!!
post #26 of 91
My 13 month old is suddenly really into picking his nose.....don't know where he saw that (must have been DH)

apparently he also knows how to do squats now too - the other I day I caught him doing them in the mirror...
post #27 of 91
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Originally Posted by MusicianDad View Post
When DD was about 5 she came up to me when I had a drink in my hand and distracted by the computer, it was a Long Island Iced Tea. She asked me what it was, I told her, she asked me what was in it so I told her the recipie. Two weeks later at a gathering, dad asks if I want a drink and DD pipes up with "Give him a long island iced tea. That's 1 part vodka, 1 part tequila, 1 part rum, 1 part gin, 1 part triple sec, 1 1/2 parts sweet and sour mix, and coke." I pretty sure some people there were from then on convince I am a lush and training DD to mix drinks for me.
post #28 of 91
......to poke his eyes. DS watched me putting in my contacts one day and laughed at it; I didn't think too much of it until he grabbed the bottle of contact solution off the counter a few days later; he touched the top of the bottle and then proceeded to poke his eye w/ that finger. He even held his eye open w/ the other hand while he did it, same as I do putting my contacts in.
You'd think it'd hurt, but I'm still trying to convince him not to do it.
post #29 of 91
This is pretty embarrassing to me. I guess I have a lot of indigestion because at home I burp all the time. I can't help it! Well my husband took my 3yo DD to Chuckie Cheese and she sat down at a table and burped and said "that's what mommy does".
post #30 of 91
To grunt in frustration, i never knew that i did this, but when ever i am frustrated or annoyed i do a grunting noise (think marge simpson). Poppy had been doing this noise, and it was cute but odd and i didnt know where she got it from, until oneday i was getting frustrated and did it, and then she did it back.
post #31 of 91
I've taught them that gossiping is okay. UGH. I am trying to teach them that it is NOT and even told them to tell me when and if they hear me gossipping and tell me to quit. Boy is THAT humbling.

Also Oh my G-D. I have unfortunatly taught them that it's ok to say this. And I've told them if they hear me saying it to tell me. Gotten much better. Such a bad habit and got to drill it into my brain that it is bad.
post #32 of 91
This is the honest to goodness truth, I didnt even realize what I did until months after I had done it.

When the twins were one they would make faces. We would say the name of the face, and they would make it. One of the faces was squinting their eyes. It was called "squinty face or squinty eyes". Which fine, in my own home, for months, I never thought anything of. They were really squinting when doing it.

THen I went to the doctors office, my sister was with me. We were doing faces. I said "squinty face!" and he (Elijah) did it. Oh. my. goodness. there. is. not. a. nice. asian. women. staring. at. me. I almost died. Seriously, I almost curled into a ball. I didnt do that again, needless to say.
post #33 of 91
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Originally Posted by battymama View Post
To grunt in frustration, i never knew that i did this, but when ever i am frustrated or annoyed i do a grunting noise (think marge simpson). Poppy had been doing this noise, and it was cute but odd and i didnt know where she got it from, until oneday i was getting frustrated and did it, and then she did it back.
this happens at our house too! i remember when dd1 was about 6-7 months old, she would crawl to the edge of the bed, throw something off, and then grunt at the "dropped" item. or when she couldn't open the cupboards because of baby latches. yeah, then i went to get the cereal and forget about the silly latch and grunted. my dad was quick to point that out to me. i totally hadn't made the connection and it had been going on for at least a couple of months.

dd1 seems to need to only see/hear something once and she'll run with it. i'm really trying to watch what i say but it's hard!
post #34 of 91
Sarcasm.
post #35 of 91
I inserted a tampon in front of ds one day (around 18 months) and now he tries to use one himself by stuffing it down his shorts. I decided to put the tampons out of reach and can no longer get ready naked because he'll surprise me by trying to use one on me from behind
post #36 of 91
I taught my two yo to say "poopy butt". I use it in fun, when I need to change his diaper. He uses it as an insult to fling at his brothers.
post #37 of 91
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Originally Posted by ppk View Post
i inserted a tampon in front of ds one day (around 18 months) and now he tries to use one himself by stuffing it down his shorts. I decided to put the tampons out of reach and can no longer get ready naked because he'll surprise me by trying to use one on me from behind
post #38 of 91
"Watch out for the goose poop." It seemed like such an innocent statement at the time, but now he really does watch out for, as in look for goose poop constantly. Unfortunately there are a lot of geese in our area and they poop a lot. Walking through the park I warned him once to avoid stepping in it, and now it is the main topic of conversation when we walk through parks.

Yelling DH's name up the stairs when I need him.
post #39 of 91
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Originally Posted by PPK View Post
I inserted a tampon in front of ds one day (around 18 months) and now he tries to use one himself by stuffing it down his shorts. I decided to put the tampons out of reach and can no longer get ready naked because he'll surprise me by trying to use one on me from behind
I think this is the funniest thing I've read all week. I'm still cracking up
post #40 of 91
I am mortified by this....

So, ONCE I was joking around with DH about my "Love handles" you know, the extra fat at the side of your back/waist.

Well, what do you know, my 2.5 year old on that day and a few since has demanded that she too has love handles, saying, "look at my love handles!" while pointing to her sides I have tried just saying that she sure is loveable, but she has kept with it. I feel like such a dork for saying it in the first place now.

Tracy
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