Five weeks from his fourth birthday, my son has come out with his first ‘major’ swear word. You know what little boys are like. Words like “Poo-poo” and “poo-head” are used quite often (picked up at school I would imagine) for which he gets threatened with pepper in the mouth. And trust me, he’s tasted pepper a few times and he doesn’t like it.
He’s also a huge Ben 10 fan. For those of you that don’t know, Ben 10 is a cartoon kid who has this special watch called an Omnitrix. When he is in danger or needs to help somebody, he shouts “Hero time!”, picks an alien form on the Omnitrix, slaps the watch and turns into an alien. There are different alien forms, each with their own special powers. However, 7 out of 10 times Ben ends up turning into something that he hasn’t selected.
So, getting back to the point, Josh was playing Ben 10 with Isi the other morning before school (Isi gets to be Gwen, Ben’s cousin). The were fighting ‘baddies’ and Josh had his plastic Omnitrix on (see pic). All this time I was having breakfast. I heard them shouting at their attackers and then the next thing I know, Josh is shouting “It’s hero time!”. He slapped the watch and then, after about 2 seconds, I hear him mumble “This fucken watch.”
Well, I was torn between being a good, fair dad or pissing myself laughing. I gave him a stern look and told him never to say that ugly word again!
I haven’t heard him repeat the word again…