I have given up swearing for Lent but I'm finding it hard! How about you? Have you stopped swearing since you had kids and are you finding it difficult. Share your thoughts on my blog:
when my children were younger I did not swear but I noticed that as they have gotten older I sure have. Not sure why either. I do find it important to apologize to my children though when I swear. Regardless it is not appropriate.
Yep when my kids were young we didnt swear, at least on purpose, but now that they are in their teens I find swearing is back in my life.... Its not like Im teaching them words they dont already know and use but I know Im not setting a good example.. :(
I never swore when they were younger, but find now that my youngest is almost 11 I tend to lose it more often, especially when driving. Okay, maybe idiot is my worst word, but I occasionally swear more in more stressful situations.
My kids are 21 & 17 so when I swear I don't think anything of it.. But now that I have a 5 year old step daughter, I have had to watch it , because she repeats everything I say.. ( And repeats it at the wrong time wrong & place).. very hard indeed.
I wish but I still swear sometimes.. :) Trying not to though, especially around the kiddo.
I agree with most, I was definitely more cautious when they were younger, but now that the older 3 are 16,15 and 10 I lose it often...and I dont like it but it's nothing they haven't heard (and I'm sure the high schoolers do it too when with friends) but I do know that they don't swear in front of me or other adults so I must have taught them something right ... :)
No, I am sorry but I have not. Maybe when they were younger but no they are 16-22 and are all girls, so it can get pretty crazy and I would have to be a saint not to swear. But I do try to control myself.
My two girls are grown now, but I have a friend who doesn't swear herself, but her husband has what we call "Potty Mouth" on occasion. So my friend started a little jar of change with a picture she drew of a toilet on it, and she keeps it in the kitchen where her three young boys can see it. If Dad says a bad word, she ADDS a coin to the jar. If the kids use potty talk, she TAKES a coin from the jar. At the end of the month, the kids can spend the coins on whatever they want. My friend says she likes this method because her husband is more conscious of what he says around the children (without her having to be a nag about it), and the children have almost completely stopped using potty talk because they are so motivated to save their coins.
its hard to change especially if u were used to swearing befrore a child came into the pic