Thursday, November 15, 2007

Toddler Road Rage

We drove past an empty pasture this morning as rain darkened the route to a friend's house. The Boss was, as always, on the lookout for those animals she loves to hate. She didn't find any.

"Stupid horses," she muttered.

I did a visual double take in the rear view mirror and a verbal one to boot. "What?"

"Stupid horses." She repeated the slur--more clearly this time, for emphasis--as she gave the hairy eyeball to a patch of barren farmland.

I cringed. Then I shrugged my shoulders against the worn leather of the driver's seat and acknowledged that it could've been much worse.

The fact that such a thought comforted me is no doubt a very, very bad sign.

7 comments:

Lawyer Mama said...

The word stupid has just crept into Hollis's vocabulary too. Oh joy.

Mrs. Chicky said...

We experienced that ourselves last week. Yep, could have been MUCH worse. But still, wow, so harsh from a two year-old's mouth.

Mrs. Chicken said...

Methinks the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. :) We're like that over here, too. The Poo says, "I hate ..." Totally my bad.

Lisa said...

Could be worse, my 10-year-old neighbor tricked my 8-year-old into saying f*cker.

Lovely.

Boz said...

I don't think she believes horses are stupid, I think she's using the word to describe her displeasure at their absence. Correct me if I'm wrong.

Boz

Binky said...

Boz, I think you are quite right. What I'm envisioning is her voicing her displeasure using the F word. That's what I'm thinking when I say it's a bad sign of things to come--and it's what mrs. chicken is saying when she says the apple doesn't fall far from the tree!

Wendy said...

My daughter just told me the other day that when a little girl fell at school she called everyone a Bitch. How nice is that for a 5 year old? Stupid is not looking so bad to me, right now.