It’s amazing to watch parents begin to clean up their language when little Johnny stares at this Brussel sprouts and says, “Fuck this” as he pushes his plate away. The look on the parents’ mouth is absolutely priceless. You know what’s hilarious? Watching little kids drop the f-bomb. Cracks me up every time.
This weekend Lucy(fer), Damien, and Mamacita came up for a visit. On Saturday morning – at the ass crack of dawn – the kids were playing relatively quietly when Lucy(fer) suddenly whispers, “puta.” For those of you who don’t speak espanol, the word basically translates to “whore”. We Mexicans use it in the same way Americans may say “fuck” when they stub their toe, drop something, or get pulled over by the cops.
The second the word left her 6 year old mouth, my mother’s jaw hit the floor.
- Mamacita: What did you just say?
- Lucy(fer): Puta.
- Mamacita: Where did you learn that word??
- Lucy(fer): You say it all the time.
- Mamacita: I most certainly do not.
- Lucy(fer): Sure you do!
- Mamacita: Well, it’s not a nice word for little girls to use.
- Lucy(fer): Okay. I won’t say it.
Lucy(fer) went back to playing her lame ass game of puppies at the vet while my mother and I laughed and laughed. No shit that 15 minutes later Lucy(fer) drops one of her dolls and she suddenly explains, “aw fuck.”