Baby C is an amazing boy. He is an extremely intelligent and hilarious boy. He’s always laughing and learning new things. At just over two years old he has a pretty vast vocabulary already and can count to 11.
Last night after dinner we were playing. He likes to be chased. So I chase him until he gets stuck in a corner and then he covers his eyes to hide. While he’s “hiding” I look frantically around in desperate search of him. “Where’s Baby C?” I’ll say confusedly. Then he makes his getaway laughing and screaming with glee and excitement. I eventually catch him, take him over to the couch, make him count to three, and then drop him on the couch cushions, and then we start the chase all over again.
We were doing this last night, but it was a bit different. Normally I have to prompt him to count to three, but last night he was counting all on his own. Then one time he kept on going. All the way up to eleven. And he was counting on his fingers, which I’ve never seen him do before. I watched in amazement as he counted all of his fingers on each hand.
There was a troublesome moment, however. But Twindaddy, your two-year old is counting so well! What could the problem be? Thank you for asking, dearest reader, I was just getting to that. You see, Baby C’s pronunciation hasn’t quite caught up to all the words and numbers he knows, so this is how the counting went last night.
Baby C: One. Two. Free. Four. Fuck…
Baby C: Fuck.
Baby C: FUCK!
He then continued counting to eleven, and then with help from me, all the way to twenty.
Needless to say, I’m going to have to rectify this somehow. Sure, it’s extremely hilarious now, but the next time I’m out in public with him it will be a problem. He counts all the time. He counts everything. And if he sees five of something he’s sure to start using profane language. And how will it look when I’m laughing instead of correcting him? Not too good, dearest reader. Not good at all.
It’s audience participation time! What funny things did your children do when they were growing up? Or, if you don’t have children, how about a niece, nephew, or just some random child that you know?