Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Sounds fishy to me

I think Bud just swore at me.

We were getting ready for bed, and Bud insisted that he wanted a bedtime snack. Spying telltale crumbs of American cheese stuck to his cheek, I pointed out that he'd already helped himself to a bedtime snack and I told him that he'd had enough for the night.

"But I'm hungry, Mama," he said.

"Sorry, Bud," I said.

"I want a SNACK," he implored.

"You're all done for today," I answered.

"PLEASE, Mama!" he pleaded.

"NO, Bud," I insisted.

Frustrated, he let out a low growl, pushed past me, stomped into the next room, and grumbled with exasperation, "Jesus Mackerel, you make me crazy!"

Jesus Mackerel?

Do you suppose that he meant to say -

Ah, never mind. I don't think I want to know.

19 comments:

Teal said...

This is great. Reminds me of my friend's child calling her a "little basket!" I'd say it's progress in a way.

Jenn said...

I'd take Jesus Mackarel over what my 4 yr old said this morning. He dropped the f-bomb. A major no-no in our house.

kristina said...

Fishy but, well, some other words can get a bit......fishier.

for what it's worth said...

I read another mom's blog who just recently wrote about her 5 year old and her use of "God Damage". She wasn't quite sure how to respond, so she chose not to and enjoyed a quiet chuckle to herself.

Steve D said...

J's version of this is, "Oh, Barnacles!"

readingwritingliving said...

I think Jesus Mackerel is HILARIOUS. Our then two year old dropped the F word on us. Seems one of her little preschool classmates had... teenaged siblings!

I was trying to get her to hold her foot still so I could put on her sock. "Hold still,"I told her. She gave me a face full of perfect attitude and said, "F THAT!!"

I almost fell down the stairs.
Thankfully, that didn't reappear til she hit middle school.

kristenspina said...

Oh yes, we've had the fabulous F-word bandied about with all the appropriate attitude included. I'll take Jesus Mackarel over that any day of the week.

CS said...

My son sometimes gets frustrated with me when I'm on the computer and he will go tell his mother "The pig is on the computer". I don't know where that came from but it was funny, the first couple of times.

Drama Mama said...

I am totally stealing that.

Love him.

Ange said...

ha! Bubba has taken to saying "Grommit!" when frustrated. I have no idea what that means. Moosie has been saying "Crap!" I think, but he has trouble with p's, so it comes out an innocent "Crab-uh!"

It's all fun and games 'til we're at a crowded place in public. ;)

Niksmom said...

ROFL! Um, that is until I read the comments and realize that I am in some serious trouble when Nik starts talking. He's already got the attitude-intonation down! Sigh...

graceunderautism said...

just take it for what it is. J siad his first curse during bible class! and there was no mistaking what he said...."God Da*n"

We don't say any thing remotely like that at home, I know it was from his severe echolalic period so he could have gotten it from anywhere but most likely TV.

Daisy said...

So clever!

mommy~dearest said...

Oh yes, I would take Jesus Mackerel over my son's latest. It's "what the fuck?"

But he says it real slow so you hear every syllable. It's like, "what the fuuuuuuck?"

Honestly, I don't know where he fuckin' got that one. ;)

Maggie Rosethorn said...

Just a suggestion for all you moms of young children that worked great for me (our daycare provider taught it to me). When a kid starts saying objectionable language, DON'T react. Simply take his/her hand and walk to the bathroom, instructing him/her that "potty language belongs in the bathroom, not out here" Then walk away. Repeat as needed, but they get bored with it quickly because mom/dad/caregiver isn't giving any feedback, either positive or negative.

It worked great for me and all my friends who have tried it.

Anonymous said...

My then-3-year-old son was at his cousin's bat mitzvah and was not happy with having to eat a meal before dessert was served. He announced, loudly enough for many to hear, "I want some f---ing cake." We never did figure out where he had learned that word. DH and I are not angels, but I don't think we'd used the F-bomb around him.

Ah, memories. :-)

David said...

Thanks for sharing this adorable new curse mom-nos! And blessings to your commenters for their fun curses too. I think I might try using jeezis mackerel and god damage at work as soon as I get the chance!

brp said...

In my quest to someday speak only in "Budisims" because he seems to have the ability to vocalize feelings/responses I often have much more eloquently than I ever could... I now find myself with a vocabulary full of wonderful "bad word" alternatives. My life, my speech, and my expletives will never be the same again. Next time I stub my toe there is sure to be a tirade of "God Damage!! Jesus Mackarel!! BASKET!! Barnacles!! GROMMIT!!!!" Thank you Bud and thank you other brilliant friends... From the mouth of babes.

superlagirl said...

Stumbled upon your blog. Just wanted to say, Jesus Mackerel, this post cracked me up.