Friday, March 02, 2007

F*cking F*ck!

I have decided that I am going to unplug my TV and throw it out the window.

Eli went to bed early tonight (miracle of miracles), and I decided to turn on a movie while I was getting Georgia ready for bed.

I was happy to see Four Weddings and a Funeral was on. I love that movie! It’s one of my favorites. Not only is it extremely well-written, but Eric and I saw it about three weeks before we got married, so it just brings back fun memories. It’s not a movie I ever really thought about not watching in front of the children. . . I really have to be more careful about that.

Anyway, I turned it on right as the movie was starting, and if you all have seen it, you may remember what the first few lines in the movie are. In case you don’t, I’ll remind you. The first line is Hugh Grant looking at the clock, screaming, “Oh F*CK!” The tirade of “F*ck! F*ck! F*ck!” goes on for a couple of minutes.

For some reason, this caught Georgia’s rapt attention. She looked at me, smiled and said, “F*CK!”

Eric and I both gasped in shock. I said, “Are you freaking kidding me?! Did our one-year-old just say 'F*ck!'?"

Nice. I’ll be putting that down in the baby book as one of her first words. At least I can take comfort in the fact that she didn’t get it from me.


ian said...

I love the movie Mystery, Alaska, because I'm a hockey fan and it's a great film. Anyway, I can't watch it with my kids because of this one wonderful line: "No, I'm not okay! Do I look okay? The fucker shot me! What the fuck-ass fuck of a bum-fuck shithole town is this? I make a business call. I give him my card. And the hick-ass fucker shoots my foot off! Cock-fucking shit!"


Donna said...

Well, if it's OK with you (and the grandparents) it's fine with me. The kid has no inkling what "f***" means. Sweet innocence.

Domestic Slackstress said...

"I dreamed that someone yelled 'What the FUCK!' at me." Yes, this is what my six-year-old told me over toast and butter this morn. Lovely. So glad his 2- and 3-year old siblings were right next to him, within earshot.

Peg said...

Oh, you have me laughing! You have to admit that at first blush it is a fun sounding word! Especially when repeated in various ways!

My 5 year old daughter recently came out with "You have got to be fucking kidding me!" at the dinner table. After I got over the shock, I said, you know you are not allowed to say that word.

"But mom, I said 'Fucking', not Fuck..." Oh boy...! She now knows that any interation of the F-word is verboten!

Sadie said...


Desert Songbird said...


Bugger, bugger, bugger, BUGGER!

Kara said...

Uh-oh! They sure do pick up the swear words easy! But try to get them to say I love you and it's like pulling teeth :P

Sparky Duck said...

there are worse things to learn from Hugh Grant like

-his dance moves
-the way he treats his girlfriend

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Leeann said...

Oh my gosh, I was laughing my ass off at that one! It is so funny what kids pick up on. I'll never forget the first time my first born, two year old daughter said "Shit!" I didn't know whether to laugh or cry. I laughed. lol

Crazy Working Mom said...

Yup, they'll cuss like sailors, but you can't get 'em to say please or thank you for nothin'!

Julie said...


Sunrunner said...

Oh no!!! But that's funny too, sorry to say. We've had our share of those experiences too, especially since unfortunately I have a tendency to swear like a pirate, either in the car or at various inanimate objects (side effect of the job). Every so often I catch my oldest saying a swear word under his breath. We've told the kids that they can't say those words until they're over 18. We'll see if that actually works.