I swear I didn't force my kid to have a potty mouth.
Momstrosity: So far, in working for momlogic, I've made a couple of little videos starring my daughter. For the most part, she really enjoys it -- and as anyone with kids knows -- preschoolers will not do anything they don't want to do. Anyway, it's not like I made her say c**nt.
Yet, one of the comments I got on the video I posted yesterday said I "shouldn't [have] had your little girl cuss at the end, that was VERY irresponsible of you." The woman's remark, and others like it, is in reference to the end of the video, Do Preschool Boys Make Good Husbands?, when my kid declares "Men are a**holes" after her three-year-old boyfriend dumps her. Her reaction was exaggerated for comic effect. I personally love men and so does my daughter. The offending word was, of course, "bleeped."
The thing is, it was faked.
I would never have prompted my child to say the word "a**hole" for a joke. Some of my friends thought I had made her utter a profanity and they weren't the least bit disturbed. "She'd never remember she said it, she doesn't even know what it means!" said one incredibly supportive friend. I guess -- but I would never take the chance of her parroting a dirty word back to her preschool teacher.
The word I had her say wasn't a word at all. It was the made-up "asslows." Yes it still had the word "ass" in it, but so does "assignment." So I felt pretty safe.
Are my friends right? If I had asked her to say a swear word one time, would it have really been that big a deal?
Check out the outtakes ... and the censored version of the word.