Kids say the darndest things. Especially when they repeat things after you have said them. My daughter has recently started repeating something that I say quite often…and my wife doesn’t like it one bit.
Now I can be a somewhat vulgar person. I try not to be, but I’ve worked in the television industry for way to long to not have a potty mouth. So whenever I get riled up at home, I have to stop myself and I say “What the heck?” instead of “hell” or “fu_k” or any OTHER nasty words that might come spewing out in a fit of venom.
Well…my daughter has picked up on this, and adding re-enforcement to the habit is my 9 year old niece, who ALSO says “What the heck?” quite often! So now…Ava has double the amount of “WTH?” going on. So, naturally, she says it for just about anything.
I find it to be endearing, of course. But my wife always gives Ava the beatdown whenever she hears it. No need to be saying such things at the age of 4. But I would shudder at the OTHER option…especially since I’m the one who will occasionally let the “F” bomb fly! Makes “heck” seem so much more acceptable…right? LOL