Christina M. Currie: Potty Mouths
I no longer have a 5-year-old and a 4-year-old who practice cussing in public.
Those days are, for now, behind us.
Instead, they’ve added “poop” and “fart” to their lexicon and think those are the funniest and most versatile words in the English language.
I’m not sure which is more embarrassing — them actually saying a curse word in public or them blowing raspberries and running away yelling “mommy farted.”
Either one makes me want to crawl in a hole and stay there until their in their late 20s.
I have to admit to being slightly amused when, in the privacy of the car, the girls practice new ways to use their new favorite words.
“House poop,” Nikki said.
I didn’t get it, but she and Katie dissolved into laughter. They barely caught their breaths before she made a farting noise that launched them both back into hysterics.
“Rain poop, car poop, and grass poop” elicit the same response. Actually the combination of “poop” and any other word is enough to amuse them all the way home.
Yes, it’s slightly disgusting, but at least they’re words that won’t have social services knocking on my door.
And, they’ll grow out of it, right?
Evidently not. I told a co-worker about the newest family car game. He said if I changed the names, he’d believe it was a story about some of his former roommates.
Great, I’ve got two girls who could hold their own in a room full of frat boys.
That’s not something I expected quite so soon.
I’m holding out for the day when the novelty wears off. Of course, then they’ll move on to something equally as disturbing, I’m sure.
I think we’re nearing that point. Katie — very prim and smug — told me the other day that “girls don’t fart, boys do.”
Then, Nikki made a noise and ran off singing, “Katie farted, Katie farted.”
Katie cried and chased after her.
Aren’t little sisters the best for proving that their big sisters aren’t near as mature as they think they are?
Christina M. Currie can be reached at 824-7031, ext. 210, or ccurrie@craigdaily press.com.
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