Newsflash: Your kid curses like a sailor!
Mary Poppins: It was nice weather this week, so when you asked me to take your kids to the water park, I figured it was a pretty good deal. It was sunny, I was bringing along a friend because three toddlers at a water park is just too much for anyone, but then your daughter opened her mouth and let out a stream of bad words.
This was not just calling me stupid or getting angry for trying to change her out of her wet clothes. This was a full-blown yelling session from the mouth of your 4-year-old. She called me names I have not been called for years, and hearing them from a child about to enter kindergarten was really upsetting.
Here I am, standing in the wading pool, putting floaties on the twins, when all of a sudden I notice that your daughter has gotten into the pool fully dressed. In my attempt to pull off her dress so it can possibly dry by the time we have to leave, she tells me to "F off!" and calls me an "asshole." I'm stunned. I look around me thinking this must be a joke. I'm terribly embarrassed that I have brought a young child into a kid area and she is using this kind of language. Then your twins start to imitate her! Oh. My. God. I now have all parents in this wading pool shooting me daggers and I'm just speechless.
I decide that it is time to go home. This language is inappropriate and I refuse to listen to this coming from a 4-year-old. More curse words and hysterics ensue on our way back to the car and on the drive home. We get home and I explain to you as calmly as I can that your child has successfully used every curse word known to man. You sigh and shrug and say yes, we know it's a problem, but there is just really no solution. EXCUSE ME??? Are you INSANE?!!! You want your daughter to go to kindergarten next year talking like that? Your two babies who are just learning to talk are saying sh*t as one of their first words!
That is it, I cannot take it anymore. I do not listen to this kind of crap from other people and I will certainly not take it from a child whose parents decide it is something they will not deal with. I quit.