Ever said something in front of your child that maybe you shouldn't have? Such times make you hope (I hope she didn't here me say that), pray (please, please don't let her repeat that), and curse again (sonofa... Jen, is gonna kill me). Granted, this has only happened a couple of times, and nothing too serious was ever said. Like that time I said "dammit" and Peanut repeated it right away. As we were walking in the door to church.
These little exchanges are usually followed by Jen indignantly "hollering" at me about watching what I say in from of the child. But it's hilarious when Peanut repeats a slip that her mother makes. Naturally, I find this double standard tremendously unfair. So I bring you today's episode of the Copycat Monster.
Jen was on her way to yoga, and we were discussing how hot it was supposed to be today (check local listings). Jen said, It's already pretty freakin' hot out." So naturally, Peanut says, "Yeah, it is freakin' hot out."
Now, this isn't the first time this has happened to Jen, but as usual, she beat a hasty retreat before I could holler indignantly at her. By the time she comes back from yoga, all my thunder will have been lost, and I will likely have forgotten that it even happened.
In this respect, do husband get a raw deal? Or am I the only one who never gets to take advantage of the "mistakes" my wife makes in child rearing?