Great article! Hearing their little voices drop f-bombs is so damn cute! Yes, inappropriate, but hilarious.

Last summer I had my 7 yo and 5 yo at an outdoor park. It was one of our first ventures out in post-pandemic life, so I sat soaking up the sun and hear a voice yelling "Up here dumb ass! Hey dumb ass!" I'm like...wait, that sounds like my son and look over. He was trying to get his brother's attention and got the whole park's attention.

Oh lord I thought...so I got his attention and we had a whole discussion on not using that word until he's old enough to know when and where he can use it. He nods his head, I think "Man, I'm so good. " He scrunches face and says, "Okay, so I can say Chaos Ass?" All that and he thought I was talking about "dumb"...

A couple months later I heard him in the basement say, "What the F--K!" playing a video game. So, I'm winning. lol

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