We all know that kids are constantly paying attention to what adults do. They mimic their behavior, language, etc. So, I shouldn't have been shocked when Dizzle said the following to me. But, somehow, I was ...
Dizzle: "Mom. What's that word that adults say sometimes when they get hurt?"
Dizzle: "No. That OTHER word."
Me: (mind spinning) "Um. I don't know Dizzle. Can you give me a hint?"
Dizzle: "Mom. You know."
Me: "No. I don't"
Dizzle: "OK, Mom. The word is frickin. I hear you say that when you get hurt. What does frickin mean?"
Me: (stalling) "Um. Yeah. That's a word that adults use. It means, 'Oh, man. That hurt a lot.' But, it's really not a nice word and if you EVER say that at school they are NEVER going to let you come back. Do you understand me?"
Dizzle: "I know Mommy. But can you make my brain forget to say that word?"
I'm pretty sure I'm going to be getting a note home. Fan-Frickin-Tastic!