Driving home from child care pickup:
Isa (8yo): Mom! Gabi (3yo) learned a bad word! She learned S H E T!
me: you mean I T?
Isa: yeah, S H I T! At daddy’s house!
me: who did she learn it from?
Isa: Mom… our whole family says it. Even grandma.
me: Oh, but you said she learned it at your dad’s house.
(self righteous, aren’t I?)
Isa: Oh, yeah. She said it at Dad’s. But you know everyone says that word. Even you.
me: (less self righteous) Well, yes, I have said it before.
Isa: And dad says it a lot.
(self righteousness returns).
Isa: She said it at a restaurant!
Oh! but don’t worry, mom! It wasn’t a fancy restaurant. It was only Islands.
me: Oh, well that’s a relief.
Isa: And Dad didn’t even say anything!
me: He didn’t?
Isa: No. She kept saying it. But he ignored it so she wouldn’t think it’s a big deal to keep saying it.
me: And then what happened?
Isa: She stopped.
me: Well, that’s good.
Isa: I just thought you should know.