So, we ignored it.
We modeled the use of "For crying out loud."
We cut out any cursing.
And, it worked. We had two weeks free of cursing. Well, free of G-ddamnit. She did start saying "oh my G-d" (Oh my G-d look at this huge noodle.) and "I swear to G-d" (I wiped. I sear to G-d) very much in context. So, of course, I cut those out of my vocabulary as well.
But, I seriously slipped up and said G-ddamit about 3 days ago. Not in front of her, more like to the side of her. I am not perfect. I got really frustrated. I just wring my hands and grit my teeth and say it and I feel so much better. And, then I don't have to wring her neck.
She said it about three times today. The sad thing is she does the same thing I do when she says it. I feel so bad. I feel horrible.
So, I'd rather just keep on ignoring it and work on myself. I am not in the mood right now to discipline this. I'll take more advice, sure. But, what I need right now is someone to tell me I am not the worst parent in the world.
I would say I say a curse word no more than once a week and never in her face. She is not even 2.5. Obviously, that is all it takes. So, this was just inevitable, right?
(We are not ultra-religious. We are Catholic, but only go to church every couple of weeks. DD loves baby Jesus and the Jesus on the cross as morbid as that sounds, but I have never explained God to her. I don't really have a problem with taking the Lord's name in vain although I want to work on it now, and it is not all because of DD. I just hate seeing her do it when she doesn't even know what she is saying, YKWIM?)