language development

Donkeys don’t drive very well

I’ve written before about how I used to suffer from Vehicular Tourette’s. I’ve come a long way. I purposely watch my word-choice when around my 3-year old, Claire, because she’ll repeat what I say and use it in a way that would point a huge “Yep, she totally got that from me” finger my way. Having a very verbal child has pretty much cured me, and considering she starting putting together complete sentences when she was 17-months old, we’ve had to be on our toes (and our best behavior) for a while now. Stock photo by perritorit. I know there are those who would tsk-tsk for even hearing me admit that I swear at all, but there you have it. In my house growing up, there were no swear words. I never heard my parents swear. The worst my dad would say was “dirty cockroach,” and if you...