You know they toddlers are like sponges right?
Well, we’ve been learning that the hard way over the last few weeks. Oh my greatness, the shame and embarrassment over some of the things my child has come up with lately.
Her father is largely to blame for all of this! He things its hilarious to teach her things that frankly I don’t feel are appropriate for little girls.
Like asking her to pull his finger or asking her if she wants to watch him start a motor bike and then he stamps his foot like he’s kicking starting a bike and… well… you can use your imagination for the rest!
When she does pass wind and I say: “What are you supposed to say after you baff?” hoping that she will learn to say excuse me or pardon me. Instead, her father insists on teaching her that the appropriate exclamation after passing wind is: “Good one!!!”
I’ve just received a message from her school teacher informing me that today, she announced to the entire class: “Teacher Candice, I made a baff!”
Oh for shame!
She has also developed this delightful habit, another one I’m convinced she has learned from her father, each time we stop at a robot or stop street, when it’s our time to pull of she exclaims in the loudest angriest voice possible: “Stupid idiot!”
She is also learning about the differences between boys and girls and that boy’s have p.e.n.i.s.e.s. and girls have v.a.g.i.n.a.s. Of course, my husband, being Afrikaans, as taught her that a boy has a tottie and a girl as a donsie (fluff). I won’t even go into detail about what she did a couple of Saturday’s ago when he were standing in the bakery queue in Spa, that involved the use of those words as LOUD as possible during a busy Saturday morning trade!
She may look like a little angel, but this child of mine has a very naughty sense of humour and she’s such a tease and her dad is doing his best to cultivate these characteristics!