I am for the most part a good person, but I do have one major, major flaw – I cuss a blue streak!
It’s not all time, but when I get frustrated, mad or am retelling a story where I was angry then the F-bombs drop. I also tend to drop the S-word when something bad happens — like when I drop my cell phone on concrete!
I have a new curse I didn’t even realize I was saying frequently until my 3-year-old repeated it and in the proper context. I was putting her in the car and I either dropped something or forgot something and she says with exactly the right intonation: “Dumba@@.”
I was shocked but at the exact same time my mind flashed to me sitting in the front seat saying “Dumba@@” when someone cut in front of me or didn’t go in traffic.
I felt awful that I had taught my daughter that word.
I picked up the cursing habit from my big brother who picked it up from my father. Oddly, my father doesn’t cuss much anymore and not so much my brother either. But I am hooked!
It is embarrassing, and I do not want the children to pick up the habit, but I’m not sure how to break it.
Do you cuss? Have your kids picked it up? How would you break this terrible habit?