My oldest son turns 4 on Saturday. So you know that means I'm writing a sweet, mushy, love-fest of a post complete with pictures in a few days, right?
In the meantime, and before the love-fest begins, I thought I'd share with you an um... incident that happened last week, involving my son and my sister.
My sister and I took my boys to Baskin Robbins, and after enjoying our ice cream, we went back to my car. I put Dimitry in the car seat, and then my sister tried to buckle Christos up in his booster seat. She was having a difficult time doing up his seat belt, and frustrated, she gave up, huffing and puffing, and got out of the car so I could take over. I guess this made my son mad, because he screamed:
Did I mention he screamed this? In a crowded parking lot? Yup.
I gasp. I cover my mouth.
I look over at my sister, who was still outside the car, and she's gasping too.
And then we are both sort of laughing.
And then I look over to my left, and see a nice young Denzel Washington look-a-like who had just gotten out of his Escalade, gasp too. He shook his head, and sort of laughed. "Whoa!" he said.
"Oh, my goodness, Christos, what did you just say?" I asked, acting completely and utterly surprised that my son could utter such bad words.
"I have no idea where he ever heard that from! He's never done that before!" I said to the nice man.
(Completely lying through my teeth, as I know perfectly well he picked up his fine language skills from his bad-mouthed mommy who swears like a sailor, especially while driving and getting mad at other people who have no clue what they're doing on the road!)
"Kids will be kids, huh?" he said to me, partly making me feel a little better about the situation.
Meantime, Christos was actually totally embarrassed and was hiding in the car. I think he did learn his lesson that day. Never swear in public!
As for me - I am trying very hard to watch what I say around my boys, because they do repeat everything they hear.
And I could totally do without these types of embarrassing situations, you know?