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A Decade of Lessons in Parenting


Lesson #3: Watch What You Say on the Phone in Their Presence‚ÄĒSeriously

It sounds like a little thing, but believe me, it's not. Fifteen-month-old Thad, whose entire vocabulary consisted of "hot" and "uh-oh," surprised my mother one afternoon by chirping "Oh, my effing (except he didn't say 'effing') god!" And I don't think the friend in whose living room Zander blurted "Mom, is she annoying you now like the last time we came over?" will ever forgive me. (The answer, by the way, was yes?but still.)