I should file under stuff that makes me question parenting skills before coming to my senses:
Lately Gigi has returned to adding a bad word into her random monologues and doing it just for effect. She loves to see if we are really paying attention so she peppers it with butt, a*s (?!!), or *sigh* sh*t.
As far as I know, we always catch it. Keeping a straight face is sometimes difficult, especially when she uses it correctly, but we always give a warning, that leads to more serious consequences if ignored.
She knows it's bad, and this knowledge is written all over her face when she's doing it.
Tonight when I was putting her to bed, she had jumped on the edge of the bed and I heard her say a*sy a*s a*s - her own little taunt she came up with (OMG, she totally made it up herself, I swear - the kid is a natural poet) - so she got a warning.
This made her laugh.
Then she saddled up next to me and said knock, knock
[ me, hesitant and dreading what she was going to say ] who's there?
[ her, with a half smile on her face ] orange
[ me, completely dreading what she was going to say next ] orange who?
[ her, taking a pause for effect] orange you glad I didn't say aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa - aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaapplesauce? Followed by a longer than necessary laugh.
This kid really should be in show business. Or the mob.