Alison...sweet, little 2 year old Alison, is an adorable little sprite. (Truly one of my top 5 favorite girlies of all time.) She's a smart little thing, and loves to learn new words. Especially the names of animals.
One of her newest animals/words is "frog". She'll even pop out a little "ribbit ribbit" for you, if you ask her just right. :o)
Only trouble is, "frog" doesn't sound like frog. It sounds an *awful lot* like another F word--in fact, the Queen Mother of All F Words--when she says it.
Knowing this, I've been trying to get her to say "froggie" instead. And that works. After she says "F---".
Last week, I had to pick up some Father's Day cards at Hallmark. A quick walk to the store always makes the children perk up, so off we went.
While we were there, just cruising around with the double stroller, Alison belts out "F---! F---!!!" All the little old ladies STARE in horror at this seemingly cursing, single-piggy-tail wearing little toddler.
"Oh yes, frooogIEEEE. Hi Froggie! Say hi to the toy froggIE Alison! What a sweet girl." (Insert nervous laugh here)
I honestly paid and left in record time that day. And of course, my kids were laughing. Hard.