Tuesday, August 11, 2009


It doesn't take much to get Lola or Jackson to mimic you. Lola's go-to dance (and she really LOVES to dance) was taught to her by one of her BFF's a while ago and now she does it every time she hears music. One of Jackson's favorite buddies was over the other day and had Jackson saying "Dude!!!" within the hour. It seems like they are learning something new almost every day. Some things they don't retain. They may say/do it once or twice and then if it's not reinforced, they either forget it or file it in the back of their brain for later use. Let's hope Jackson's new word is one of the things that doesn't get reinforced and is immediately forgotten.

A couple of days ago Jackson tipped over my coffee cup. I was more startled than mad and guess what was the first word out of my mouth. "S**t!"And it wasn't quiet either. It came out full force. And guess what was the very next word out of his mouth. Yep, that's right. Baby's first curse word.

I knew this day would come. I knew one day I would have to sensor everything that came out of my mouth. It's not like I can't do it. All those years I taught gymnastics I never even once yelled "s**t" when a kids fell off the balance beam. It's just a matter of getting used to it again. And I guess I'm a little disappointed that it's happening. Sometimes there's really nothing more fitting than a good PG-13 rated curse word (ok, maybe occasionally even an R rated one). Oh well. Guess I'm gonna have to put the G rated filter back on.

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