Update: Did my kid just say F*@#?!

You may remember my March post Did my kid just say F*@#?!, where I suspected my 16-month-old of dropping the big F-bomb while “helping” me unload the dishwasher. I wasn’t able to say for sure that she said it, but I was highly suspicious. Since then, I’ve kept my swears out of earshot, or at least I thought I had…

: – O

I know! I panicked too! That is until I figured out what she was really saying. It turns out that toddlers are awful at pronunciation. Mine is particularly awful at pronouncing the letter “g.” Just as I was about to condemn myself as the world’s most foul-mouthed mother, it hit me.

Earlier that day, Layla ( 21 months) was pointing to a clock we have that is in the shape of a frog. “Frog Clock” soon lost it’s “rog” sound. Whew, right? Wrong. Now I can’t get her to stop saying her version of frog, as most of the customers at our local Safeway now know.

As I was plowing through the aisles at my typical lightening why-the-hell-did-I-decide-to-take-my-toddler-shopping speed, unbeknownst to me, Layla spots a helium frog balloon and immediately replicates the video above, with one final “FROG!!!!!” at the top of her lungs. Needless to say, I think Dad will be taking her to the store for a while.


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