So Bella was around 3 when we visited her cousins. She has three of them, all beautiful pre-teen/tween girls. One had her iPod shuffle, and headphones, and Bella was all…. ooooh, shiny, what’s THAT! Cousin let her listen to a song on the ipod, which btw was freakin’ adorable. The song was “Boom Boom Pow,” by the Black Eyed Peas.
Now, fwiw, I love that song. It’s a fun song. And I think what appealed to her about it was the… well, the BOOM of it. I didn’t even realize at first how many times they say SHIT in that song. Once I did, I got online to look for a clean version of the song, but all I could find was a really dreadful version by KidzBop.
She didn’t pick up on the “shit” at first, but now she has. Once I heard my sweet faced 4 year old say “shit” for the first time, I talked to her about how that is not a nice word to say. Thus, making the whole thing a thousand times worse. Now, she specifically works to enunciate the “shit.” “Next level visual SHIT,” she hollers. *sigh*
Today when she sang it, again, I said “OK, remember, you can only sing that part of the song when you are with Mommy.” She replied huffily, “But I AM with you Mommy.” Then added, “But why can’t I say it when I’m all alone?” I had to cede the point that it is probably fine to say “shit” when she is all alone.
She outsmarts me on a daily basis, I just hope she doesn’t run around school hollering “shit” from the rooftops.