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post #41 of 91
Some of these are so funny, haha!
"no way" It's funny when said in a joking way which is how he says it most of the time, but not so funny in response to asking him to do something!
Various curse words, but I am not too bothered by those and none have really stuck, surprisingly.
And yeah, the grunting. Except mine is when I do anything like standing up or climbing up the stairs! When we go to the playground, my son sounds like he is struggling to climb up each stair, like he is really out of shape. And he lets out a big sigh when he sits down, haha.
post #42 of 91
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post #43 of 91
Well, I taught ds, then about 5, a fabulous new word by accident. It was a case of forgetting someone was sitting in the back and bad traffic. He was very quiet and I said a word that begins with f and ends in head. Some time later, he was driving in the car with dad in bad traffic. Out blurts this word. Dad whips his head around and says, "Where did you hear that?!" "Did you hear it from one of your friends?", No. "Did you hear it at school?!", No. "Where did you hear this word?!", Mommeeeeee!

post #44 of 91
I can have a very trashy mouth when I'm stressed or annoyed. My most common one was aargh, f*&^ me!! I would just mutter it before I even realized I was doing it so when I was pregnant I start switching it to other words, the one that stuck was argh, help me! I was so pleased -- even if I slipped in front of DD it wouldn't matter. Now, she 1 1/2 and will often shout "HELP ME!" while we're at the supermarket, the park, etc. I've gotten some weird looks, but at least no one's accused me of kidnapping!
post #45 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
: This literally made me lol.

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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.
LOl, I could have written this post word for word. Forever i wondered where she picked up the grunting, until someone so kindly pointed it out that I did it all.the.time. lol. She also says "Oh, god"

I'm pretty sure DD thinks the garage door is "home". I always back into the driveway when we get home and announce "we're home". Well yesterday when I was buckling DD into her carseat she pointed at the garage door and said "home".
post #46 of 91
The F bomb gets dropped a lot in our house- mostly by accident it just seems to slip out at times. I've heard DS use it correctly quite a few times now.

DH taugh DS how to drink milk from the bottom of his cereal bowl, so now whenever DS is eating soup or cereal he is always picking up the bowl and slurping all the liquid from it.
post #47 of 91
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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!
My older two do this quite well.

My list:
pet the cat with their feet
pinch daddy's butt
yell at daddy when he drives too fast
squirt boobie milk on owies or into cups or across the room
give me their boogers (since I used to try so hard to get them lol)
post #48 of 91


These are great!

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post #49 of 91
"dirty dog" when the dog tries to steal his crackers.

My family is also a family of hunters. When ds#1 saw his first deer, he asked dh what it was, and dh said, "meat". To this day, all deer are called "meat" in our house. If Bambi is on TV, it's, "oh, look! A daddy meat and a baby meat!" Nothing convinces ds that they are really called deer. LOL
post #50 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
BAH!! That is brilliant.
post #51 of 91
ohh we have delt with this alot lately.

We yell at the neighbor dogs to "shut up" well DS did it too and it was cute well now he tells everyone to "shut up" not cute.

Dh and I both bite our finger nails. I have for years from some childhood things and Dh does well because... Im not sure why lol now Ds does all the time I really really hate that.

Dh thought it was cute to teach him how to "play fight" when he was younger and now hes really good at punching. Ouch but we are working on when its ok to "play" that way.
post #52 of 91
When we're sitting in traffic, DS will say, "Come ON, people!"

He'll also greet us with, "I'm so happy to see you!" because that's how we greet him. And he'll say, "How was your day, Mommy?" for the same reason.
post #53 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
DS thinks there "CANDY!!!" lol I have a whole stash of them I bought before pg and He thinks its really cool that mommy keeps candy under the cabinet in the bathroom. I tell him no! Its for girls! I can only Imagine he is upset because there is "girl candy" and "boy candy"
post #54 of 91
our son, who has trouble speaking, has picked up the phrase, "was that really necessary?" if we take away one of his things.
post #55 of 91
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our son, who has trouble speaking, has picked up the phrase, "was that really necessary?" if we take away one of his things.
That is too funny!
post #56 of 91
I have a lot of very curly unruly hair. Dh made the mistake of saying it was looking a bit like Side show Bob on a really frizzy day.
Last week we were waiting for me to be called into the lab and Dd wandered away, I called her back, then she went to look at the fish and yelled to me over a quiet waiting room "Hey side show Bob, come look at the fish" I pretended I didn't know her, the whole room snickered then she shouted, "Mom, you, Side show Bob come here" I'm glad me appointment went fast so i could get out of there.
post #57 of 91
My oldest, I taught "I don't care." I've said that a few times when exasperated, and sure enough, he picked up on that. My youngest, the minute I sit down on the toilet, he starts wiping himself.
post #58 of 91
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That is too funny!
yes, he is very impulsive/has behavior problems. when he does something that we don't like we ask him that...we didn't think it would turn back around on us!
post #59 of 91
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Originally Posted by Crunchie View Post
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.
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DH's first word was "thit," which he picked up on at family card games. People watched their mouths after that!
post #60 of 91
I don't know when I started this, but when I ask the big kids to do something, I will say, "Hey can you guys pick up the legos, thanks." The thanks sort of implying that they WILL do it instead of make up excuses why they can't.

Well, now when they want something from me...."mom, can we have ice cream? thanks!"

lol.
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