The girls were playing at their table in our bedroom while I was getting ready to take them to school. I hear “damn-it.” Not unusual since I can’t seem to stop saying it although I have gotten better. They can use it in perfect context as well which I find impressive for a 3 year old.
Me from the bathroom: who just said damn-it?
Both girls in unison blaming each other say: L said it, H said it
Then I hear L whisper, if Mommy asks again just say bang-it. You know a kid whisper which is actually like a drunken girl whisper, they think no one can hear them!
So I come out of the bathroom and hear one of them say damn-it again so I ask who just said that?
H looks at me, very proud, and says, “Mommy I said bang-it.” As she says this she bangs her hand on the table and the word bang is exaggerated to make me truly understand she said b and not d.
I’m really not sure what to do about this. Suggestions? Perhaps books on lying?