Monday, May 02, 2011

...the mouths of babes...

We spend our Bank Holiday Monday doing things in London with an old friend, Charlie and I.  We took a train into town, we rode a Routemaster to the Tower and then trailed in his wake up and down every spiral staircase in existence.

At the end we had an icecream, waited for the next Routemaster home and filed dutifully on, only to get stuck at some long lights.  This was the point at which my angelic four-year-old, kneeling backwards on his seat to face the nice American grandparents behind us, said very clearly 'Mummy, look at all the fucking traffic'.

I could tell from their response that they were more amused than shocked so between the three of us we had a conversation with him about why one shouldn't use 'that' word... which prompted him to say 'Fucking' about four more times in his little English voice which rang clear as a bell through the confines of the carriage. 

Having secured his audience along with my position as Mother of the Year, he then went on to tell them all about his girlfriend and, in answer to the question, informing everyone that when he grows up he's going to be 'a Daddy', thus charming himself out of a tight spot.

He's sleeping now, mouth blissfully closed.  Best thing, really

15 comments:

Twain12 said...

LOL...well at least i'm not the only one that had angelic Boys ;)

Michelle said...

Just when you think it can't get any worse... Classic, Sparx :)

cactus petunia said...

I'm wiping away the tears from laughing so hard it hurts! Hang on tight, because I suspect you're in for the ride of your life!

Elsie Button said...

ha ha, ooohhh, i cringed on your behalf - fab redemption tho! Have been there, in a quiet aisle in sainsburys, with my sweet angelic betty

Jennie said...

Thank you for this. Really, thank you and god bless! ;)

Sparx said...

Twain12 - they can be SO angelic, can't they? Until suddenly, they're not...

Michelle - I know... classic indeed!

Cactus - Lordy... I realise however that it's not going to get much better...

Elsie - Oh thank you, so glad I'm not the only one...

Jennie - you're welcome! Why, what are your boys saying?!!!!

Hoto said...

Good Boy!!

Sparx said...

Yeah, I'm waiting for Uncle Hoto's contributions to his vocab to start landing any day now...

Gringa-n-Mexico said...

OMG Sparx SPARX!! LM(F)AO!! :D That's too fabulous to count! Pants for sure! :D I have an idea I'll be in that boat one day with my angelic *AHEM* daughter. You know, like mother like daughter and all that. Maybe I'll get lucky and she'll just call a policeman a douche-bag or something but I know my day is coming. UNTILL then though, I'm gonna laugh my ever livin' BUTT OFF at Charlie! What a charmer :) I would SOO love to spend an afternoon with you all! :D

Sparx said...

Lindy, you would be SO welcome to spend an afternoon with us!!!

Now, does it matter what your little one says, if she says it in English? Is it better or worse than saying it in Spanish down there? Wouldn't they just think she's cute? Or would you be consigned to the realms of Slummy Mummies everywhere? (come in, the water's lovely!)

darth sardonic said...

hahahahaaa! never been there before! oh no, not me, not ever.

A Modern Mother said...

Oh dear. Where did in the world did he get that from :D

Sparx said...

Darth - no, indeed, I can imagine your children would never do this to you... of course having read your blog it would be quite a feat of imagination but, you know, there you go.

Modern Mother - not me! I'm Mother of the Year, don't you know... erm

Kathryn said...

My son asked me very sweetly and very politely for a fucking drink one morning. I was equal parts mortified and proud that he'd used it in context.

Sparx said...

Kathryin - haha!! Charlie said it again today, he told the Frog 'stop fucking' and explained with great vehemence that he meant 'stop talking'. Not a step forward sadly...