I'm not sure which is worse.
The other week, Miles got into the car and started chanting:
At first, I didn't think he was actually saying it; his speech can be a little hairy at times. But I was lucky enough to have a WITNESS (hi Mom!) in the car who heard it too. Under my breath I was all, Mom, do you think he is saying what I think he is saying? Her head bob was all, yup!
So, taking a lesson from the bubble wand gun incident, I took a step back and decided not to react off the cuff. I said very plainly:
Miles, what are you saying?
And he said it again:
And then in my most "vanilla" and casual voice said,
Huh...well...what does that mean? Where did you hear it?
AHHH! Double barrelled question! Tsk Tsk. Have I learned nothing from my formal education?
Of course my first thought was--did he hear me say this?
I will admit to it. I say "shut up" around friends, but it's more like this:
Friend: Ali, I heard Justin Timberlake is coming to your house...and he's bringing sexy back!
Ali: Shut up! (sub-text: no way! Are you kidding? I hope you are not because that would actually be awesome. Tell me you are lying..no, tell me you are telling the truth.)
But Miles said,
They say it in ____ [insert movie].
It was a movie that was given as a gift, which is rated G bee tee dubs. And we happened to watch it over and over and over and over and over (did I say and over?) when Felix was frying his neural connections with the
Funny, I "saw" that video about 7 times over a few days, but never remember them saying that phrase. I watched it again and determined:
- Yup, they say it.
- Junior Varsity Disney impersonator movies are not nearly as polished and kind of remind me of the "tough kids" in the 'hood.
Hmmm...well, that's actually not a polite thing to say.
And that was that.
Note to self: be more present.