Stop. Don’t. Can’t. are among the 4 letter words that my kids use that can make my blood boil like no other. I don’t think that it is the fact that they are saying these particular words. It is the way in which they say them. They drag them out so instead of being four letter words they sound more like a 12 letter word.
Stoooooooooooooooooooooooooop! Stoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooop! Stooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooop! My kids repeat this four letter word to each other all day. And when the offending party won’t stop, they always throw a “Moooooooooooooooooooooooooom, Miller won’t sttttttttttttttttooooooooooooooooooooooop” in the mix.
If that was their only four letter word I could maybe deal with it but my kids are also quick to use “can’t” and “don’t.” They seem to like to use any contraction that illustrates the fact that they are too lazy to even attempt to do something on their own and they need me to assist them.
I can’t tie my shoes. I don’t know where my goggles are. I can’t wipe my nose. I don’t want to wipe my butt. I can’t find my blanket. I can’t find YOU. Not to get too political on this blog but sometimes I want to scream the phrase “Yes, YOU CAN!” in a less than politically correct voice.
For the most part, my mouth is tame. I pretty much keep any curses that I want to say within the inner dialogue in my head so it is not that I condone cursing. In fact, when I hear teens swear, I want to grab a bar of soap and threaten to wash their mouths out. But, truth be told, I almost would prefer my kids just utter a quick “SHIT” than to use their favorite four letter words all damn day. (Oops! Did I say that?!)