Sunday Confessions: Like a Sailor

May 15, 2011

My confession this Sunday is that in real life, I have a very bad habit.

I swear like an old, wind chapped sailor.

I’m not proud of it, and since Bella is starting to talk I’ve been trying to really work on stopping. But if I get frustrated, or hurt myself, pissed off, or around Sam (who really does) it’s hard not to.

I rarely swear in my blog posts. That’s because I can edit them and use other words, and it’s just something that I personally choose not to do. It’s not to be all goody two shoes, but on here that’s just not my style.

Honestly I don’t really care if anyone else does or not.

But, I’m hoping I can stop before Bella is old enough to say, “Mommy, what does @&*# mean?” in front of, you know, like a church group or an old woman.

Or my mom. :/

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  • Kelly

    May 24, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    Oh, I’m terrible too. Or at least, I used to be. My daughter repeated me saying “oh $h!t” and I’ve really tried making an effort not to cuss anymore. The secret with her (for now) is just not to end a sentence with a curse word and she wont’ repeat it. You have to hide it within the sentence. Now she’s resorted to using my alternate expression, “oh goodness”. It’s hilarious hearing a 2 year old saying oh goodness over and over and a lot better than the alternative!

  • Katrina

    May 16, 2011 at 10:49 am

    I do not swear…out-loud. But I must confess that I swear mentally ALL the time (is there a way I can make this post anonymous??? lol). I was raised in a home where swearing was not aloud at all and so was my husband (except that, his dad does swear occasionally). My mom says that it makes you sound unintelligent when you swear. So I came up with creative substitutes. Like “Crud Muffins.” I get very umm…unique looks for that one! lol

  • Miranda H.

    May 16, 2011 at 9:51 am

    You and me both… well i have to say that i am not nearly as bad as i was before i got pregnant! I was on a very strict watch what i say diet all 9 months.

  • Jess@Straight Talk

    May 16, 2011 at 9:27 am

    Oh sooooo do I. And husband HATES it. So usually I reserve the colorful words for my friends or to reallly make my point when I’m mad.

    Unfortunately twice Ava has said “china”. Nope, not China, as in the Spanish swear word. Lovely. I’ve cut her off both times. But ayayayay.

  • Mrs. MidAtlantic

    May 15, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    I’m trying to clean up my damn vocab, especially in front of Laura who has already said “shit,” but it’s so effing hard!

    1. Diana

      May 15, 2011 at 8:05 pm

      Where is my “like” button? :p

  • Branson

    May 15, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    My little sister is the same way… But instead of swearing like she does, her son just gets rich charging her a fee for each “naughty word”, lol!

    1. Diana

      May 15, 2011 at 8:05 pm

      Mine could be paid in cookies. But then Bella would be one of those obese babies that everyone is horrified to see.


  • Megan B.

    May 15, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    I definitely recommend stopping before she is talking a lot. Why? Because my son (22 months old) has already repeated me multiple times. Luckily, it has been when no one else was around. I so need to stop!

    1. Diana

      May 15, 2011 at 8:04 pm

      See? Motivation right there from someone with real life experience. And I need to remind myself of this comment.

  • Krista

    May 15, 2011 at 11:54 am

    I blame my years of working in a restaurant, but yeah, I have a potty mouth too. And I can’t say that I’ve never let it slip in front of Chessa, but so far, she hasn’t repeated anything. YET.

    1. Diana

      May 15, 2011 at 8:03 pm

      ::crosses fingers:: Restaurants are bad for that. I remember being so stressed and mad all the time when I worked at one.

  • Gina

    May 15, 2011 at 9:33 am

    Love it. I’ve done the same thing and am really trying to stop as well. I have an easier time with my husband at work, but once he gets home it’s a free for all. 🙁

  • TheNextMartha

    May 15, 2011 at 9:25 am

    My son said last week “You know, that really pissed me off”


    1. Diana

      May 15, 2011 at 8:02 pm

      Lol, I can just see your face. :p

  • Cindy @ This Adventure, Our Life

    May 15, 2011 at 8:42 am

    I rarely use curse words but my mother-in- law does… (luckily she is in Missouri…) My husband was in kindergarden and some little boy took his pencil case and he asked for it back nicely and the kid said no, so my husband at age 5 said “F@#$!!) The teacher called his Mom in and asked her why and his Mom had to confess to the teacher that she looses her temper often and words fly all around. ::embarrassing::. She had a similar case where my niece said “Sh$%!!”, luckily not at school…. So I guess my point is that Bella will pick up on anything so you are smart to think about it now 🙂 I am one of those people that as long as my child is not around, I could care less if a curse word or two is thrown around…. Maybe some day Bella will start “Charging you” for every word she hears…that is what we did to my Dad, LOL

    1. Diana

      May 15, 2011 at 8:02 pm

      Sam’s cousin’s first words were, “Oh shit.” Nice huh? I fear that Bella will pick up on something and become fixated with it. So I try so hard to catch myself now.

  • Jen

    May 15, 2011 at 8:20 am

    Haha, me too! Like really bad! And they pick it up no matter what, the key is in how you react to it. If you freak out, she will keep saying it, if you laugh she will definitely keep saying it. But if you calmly ask her to not say it anymore because only mommies and daddies say that, she won’t think anything of it. I had to teach my 3-year-old to say diarrhea instead of damn it, especially after she said it to one of my clients! Aaaaargh, little creep! So yeah…it’s a good habit to try and stop, but mostly because you will get lots of dirty looks, not because it will help her to not say it at an embarrassing time! When you step back, that’s the best part of having kids – the embarrassment.

    1. Diana

      May 15, 2011 at 8:00 pm

      Omg, I am LOLing at the substitute word. I’m picturing your kid getting all pissed and screaming “Diarrhea!” at the top of her lungs.

  • Noelle S.

    May 15, 2011 at 8:17 am

    Sadly, I swear a lot too. Just yesterday I was doing the C25K and was running and was so frusterated I yelled “what the F**k is taking so long.” Ummm yea, then I looked down at my little man in his stroller and reminded myself I need to clean it up. I felt like a loser but I did finish the jog!!

    1. Diana

      May 15, 2011 at 7:59 pm

      You are excused. The C25K deserves a few choice words every now and then. I didn’t get past week 1 so good for you!

  • Teresa

    May 15, 2011 at 8:02 am

    I feel so much better now that you two have confessed this, because I too, need to clean up my language. Only when stressed, hurt, or frustrated, of course. Wait, that’s pretty often…

    1. Diana

      May 15, 2011 at 7:58 pm

      🙂 Seems like that for me too. When I started thinking about it, I was like, “So 80% of my day something pisses me off…” lol

  • Dana K

    May 15, 2011 at 7:08 am

    L O L

    I don’t even have to confess to this because everyone who knows me know that I have a potty mouth. It’s a LOT better than it used to be because my sailor husband rarely, if ever, cusses. He has to be super angry to do it! I just have to be mildly annoyed…

    1. Diana

      May 15, 2011 at 7:58 pm

      Yep. I swore today because the shower didn’t get hot fast enough. Seriously. :/

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