Chip has learned many things from his older brothers. He’s not even 2 yet and he’s working on counting, knows some of the ABCs, and lots of colors (still claims that all animals say “Moo” however, so don’t worry I’m not signing him up for some Gifted Program :).
Mike and Robbie’s strongest curse word is “dummy” — usage: “Dummy Robbie!” and “Dummy Mike!” followed by the other party’s tears. Very effective. Of course they get in trouble for saying it, but I also understand that they need something as their ‘nuclear option’ and ‘dummy’ it is. Could be much worse.
For about 6 months Chip has said “Go Way Mommy!!” when I tell him no or otherwise piss him off. No, it isn’t embarrassing when he does it in public. Um. I just understand that it is another handy skill he’s learned from his brothers. Part of the price you pay with 3 kids less than 3 years apart.
Of course you see where this is all going. Chip has gone nuclear. And in a way that even his brothers never have dared. A couple of days ago this is what he said to me:
And a child will lead them. Into a time out.