I am a New Yorker. I should also state that I am a New York Mets Fan.
Why is this important? Because I speak English and I speak fluent fuck. Since we got Lotus we have accepted the fact that she will be the child who will tell other children how to curse and what they mean.
As Robin Williams once said,
"Oh what a sweet little boy!"
"Oh, it's the Williams boy!"
This was always going to be our child, adopted, bio or both.
So when I swore in the car with Lotus in the backseat, I barely noticed how she picked up the word "Asshole."
Yeah, you know where this is going.
I was picking her up at daycare when one of her teachers motioned me over. This is Miss S. She loves Lotus as if she were her own and Lotus adores her. Having "aged out" of her care, Lotus runs to give Miss S. hugs when she sees her. It is wonderful knowing I'm leaving my child with someone who adores her so much.
"Did you hear about what Lotus did yesterday?" She said with a grin.
"No..." I said warily.
"So she was playing with a toy and a little boy walked over to her and grabbed the toy out of her hands." Miss S. said.
"Did she hit him?" I asked.
"Lotus? No. She looked after him, and said, perfectly, 'Asshole!', found another toy, then went back to playing. The lead teacher had to leave the room she was laughing so hard."
I can't say how proud I was. She not only swore correctly, but she used the word appropriately. Now to teach her about when not to swear.