Thursday, June 12, 2008

Out of the Mouths of Babes

My sweet little princess was trying to trace her hands a couple nights ago. I was cooking dinner, and when she asked for help, I hurried over between tasks, traced her hands, and went back to what I was doing. She took the pencil and tried to do what I had done. I heard a few sounds of frustration and then "Damn it! I can't do this."

It took all I had not to laugh and to tell her that was an adult word (Damnit - one word?) and she was not to use it. I think she settled on "nuts" instead. As I was trying to recover, I ventured towards the back of the house where Wife was folding laundry or cleaning slipcovers, or something. We met in the hall since she had heard part of the conversation, and both of us burst into laughter when I told her what our darling daughter had just said.

I have to admit, I was very impressed with her proper use of the word, and perfect inflection, expressing her defeat and frustration. Too cute.


Lynilu said...

:D Don't you love it!! Our little oopsies come back to haunt us, don't they? LOL!!

Mimi said...

LOVE least she used it at the right time.....My girl friend stopped by the other day and out of all of her words she said sh*t....and god love Sophie she turned around and looked at her and said SHIT???? soooooo funny....