Now my daughter is chattering more she comes out with things that could get embarrassing if spoken in public. Some of these are our own fault.
From an early age we used to say farty pants when my daughter broke wind. She now practically shouts it out herself when someone breaks wind. Not only does she say farty pants she’ll also name and shame the person who broke wind. That could be mummy, daddy, her four month old sister or herself. It’s only happened a few times in public and fairly quietly. Nobody else reacted to it so I think we’ve got away with it so far.
However that is not the worst that she could say.
Two current fears
– Great tit(s): My daughter has been really interested in birds recently and we often show her a bird book at night. She can recognize different species and often says tits or even blue or great tits when we are out and about. Now this isn’t that embarrassing in itself. However, it could get very embarrassing if she says it just as my wife is breastfeeding her baby sister.
– Fork: That’s an innocent enough word you might think. However my daughter pronounces it in a very rude way. Just replace the “or” in fork with “uc” and you will get the gist. We had her uncle over for tea last weekend and she said it a few times as her fork was just out of reach. We all ended up in uncontrollable stitches which made it worse as she then thought it was funny and kept shouting out the word.
Then when she didn’t want her fork anymore she said “fork off”. You can just imagine the reaction this got. I’m just waiting for this to happen when we are out eating in public.
Please tell me we’re not alone
If you’ve got any embarrassing words that your children have come out with in public or that they are saying in private, but you fear they might say in public I would love to hear about it. It would be great to know that this happens to everybody.