The Repeater: A Lesson to Parents

I know parents to youngsters, like me, have heard it a million times, “watch what you say around your kid(s)!”

I’ve brushed this off many times but now that Nolan is almost three years-old, it’s becoming more and more evident that kids are indeed human sponges. Not just to dirt and germs, but words as well.

I was driving home earlier today and called some lady who cut me off — and whose car had shelves of snow on top that immediately lifted and flew on to my car — a “fat pig.” I changed lanes and got around the swine and immediately upon passing her, I hear “hey bat pig” from the back seat. I look back and he’s grinning ear to ear.

I laughed a little before explaining to Nolan that she wasn’t a fat pig, in fact she wasn’t even a she, it was a man. I promptly reminded him that he should always clear the snow off the top of his car, especially since it’s a $150 fine in Connecticut if you get caught being lazy.

A little further down the road, an 18-wheeler had sheets of snow flying off the roof of his trailer but I refrained from reprimanding him with some derogatory name, instead allowing myself a car buffer. The car in front of me proceeded to bear the brunt of many sheets of falling snow across his windshield. I then looked in my rear view mirror after seeing something bright out of the corner of my eye and saw another car with d snow on the roof. The snow on her car was spraying the car behind her with snow and ice. I shook my head — as did the repeater in the back seat.

Lesson(s) to be learned here? First, kids will repeat everything and anything you say. Second, this $150 fine shenanigans is indeed just that. Cops don’t seem to give a crap about flying snow off the top of cars or trucks, thus promoting the laziness that plagues this country.

Do everyone else a favor and clean the snow off your car.

6 thoughts on “The Repeater: A Lesson to Parents

  1. I wouldnt think you would have anything to worry about. You usually speak so gently.

    Brayden picked up on someone saying ” im sick of your shit” on tv. That was a fun night.

    1. thanks man, i appreciate the kind words … Nolan has an infatuation with the song Gas Pedal whose lyrics include “wiggle like you tryna make your ass fall off,” which gets him running extremely fast – surprisingly he has yet to repeat this.

  2. I can’t count thr times I have had to stop and think so that I wouldn’t say something around the kid that he shouldn’t hear. They do repeat anything and everything that you say or have said in the last year.

  3. I love this! It’s been a hot topic around here lately too. The other day 3-yr-old asked big sis if she was “coming to the cats birthday?” We don’t have a cat!… She had overheard me complaining the night before about someone expecting a “pity [kitty] party”. Haha. Ry, I think we might be screwed in this department lol thanks for the laugh!! …and the reminder about brushing off the car 😉

    1. i guess it could be worse…i said something the other day like “what a bitch, who says that?” and he promptly replied “what a beech, who ded dat” – whatever, they’ve gotta learn it sometimes, better from us phenomenal parents!

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