Seriously!?!?!? Now I know we all KNOW not to eat food (or really anything) off the floor, but I didn’t expect it to be called “s*%#” at a playgroup! That’s right, here I am sitting with my daughter at the ——- ——- today playing with my daughter and the little baby dolls, (one with a vagina and one with a penis, but that’s for another post at another time) and some nut shells strewn together that oddly make a great musical and teething instrument, in the babies/toddler area having a great time. There are other moms there with their little ones and moms are talking with each other about the wondrous moments of being a mom (just kidding, we more likely are talking about how we cleaned up poop that seemed to reach astronomical proportions in relation to the amount of food a 10 month old baby in actuality eats.) When all of a sudden a mom turns to her little toddler and yells “Don’t eat the s*%# off the floor!” I instantly look up and smile at the mom why? Because I was absolutely dumbfounded that someone would say that at a place for kids, let alone one sectioned off for wee babes under 5! But I smiled because it was awkward and I didn’t want her to think I was “judging her” but in reality, I’m a little pissed off myself.
It’s fine for you to say whatever you want to your child (ok not really, but that’s a completely different post for another time), but you don’t have the right to be saying curse words in front of my child (OMG did I really just type “curse words” we DO turn into our moms! OMG did I really just type OMG like I’m 15!!!)
I try to think I’m pretty cool when it comes to certain four letter words, let’s be real, ask anyone who knew my from the ages of 15 – 22 and they can tell you I’ve uttered more than a few, more than once. But as with most things in my life, it appeared to be something that was a season. So with that I am hoping that this is just a “season” for this mom. But a bigger question I have is what to do when MY DAUGHTER is old enough to know what that word is and will ask me why that lady said “s*%#” or worse say “s*%#” herself?
SO to all the moms/dads/nannies/etc. out there how do you handle situations when the language may be getting out of hand at a playdate?