Mac mumbles and babbles a lot. Most of the time I can clearly make out bits and pieces of what he’s saying but there’s still a large part, I can’t quite understand – especially if he’s excited or upset.
He is building a pretty good vocabulary and I have to say I’m impressed with his increasing ability to enunciate words and even “parrot back” things I ask him to say. (Like Broccoli. . .I LOVE hearing that kid say broccoli!)
I’ve already mentioned that he has built up an impressive repertoire of words that sound like “Fuck.” And months ago, I confessed that we allowed him to watch The Big Year often during meal time because he liked it and it kept him from throwing food all over the kitchen.
I believe when I mentioned the movie, I admitted it contained a few curse words. Chris and I are extremely careful about NOT cursing in front of him. However, both of us feared Mac could learn the words from watching the movie repeatedly.
It’s horrible, but we were willing to risk it just to ensure there wasn’t spaghetti sauce on our ceiling. . .
Mac’s been saying lines from the movie and imitating the tone of the characters for maybe 6 weeks now when he watches it. His Father finds this particularly amusing and encourages this behavior.
But the moment we were dreading finally occurred:
At one point in the movie one of the characters exclaims “Son of a Bitch!”
Chris and I nearly fell off our chairs when Mac proclaimed “Son of a FISH!”