Sunday, December 5, 2010
The things toddlers learn from us... without our even knowing
First of all, I have to give credit to Ellen from .... this bittersweet symphony for the idea for this blog post. Her post on Friday was terrific!
When my son, Tim was 2 years old, we had recently moved into the house where I live now. I was pregnant with Danielle and working part-time as a hairdresser. I worked every Saturday. Greg (my now ex-husband) was in the process of putting up sheet rock in the basement. Since I was working, Greg had to keep Tim with him when he was doing this project. Gina, our oldest, at 6 was out in the back yard playing with her friends.
In order to keep Tim occupied, Greg placed all the small tools at one end of the basement and when he needed one, he'd ask Tim to get it for him. What Greg was not aware, however, was that Timmy, sweet little 2+ year old Timmy was VERY observant.
Greg was hammering nails into the drywall when he accidentally put the hammer through the wall, making a rather sizable hole. Without missing a beat, Tim said, "That was a fuck one, wasn't it, Dad?" All Greg could say was, "Yeah, Tim. That was a fuck one."
He was very careful with his language after that!