Friday, May 11, 2007

Closet Cusser

Yup, that's what I am. I don't know what my deal is. I grew up in a VERY conservative house. My parents never cussed around me. I still remember the first time my dad said "shit" around me. He actually apologized afterward, I was 11! I was always taught that people cussed because they were too stupid to find other words. I think that's where my problem started. It was such a taboo that I had to make a big deal out of it. So, I slowly started cussing around my friends at school, because that was cool! When I moved out on my own I could cuss wherever and whenever I wanted. So I did. Even some of my guy friends were amazed by my potty mouth. But, whenever I visited my parents I always stopped cussing. What the hell? I was a grown adult! But, I guess it's the whole pleasing the parents thing. Anyway, now I have children. So, I rarely cuss at home. My husband doesn't see anything wrong with cussing at home as long as the kids learn that those are "daddy's bad words" and you have to be "old" to use them. I think I've just gotten back into my old self, where I would filter it around my parents. But, I admit that when I'm at work I cuss my little head off. I just messed up a ruling that I was typing and let a big FUCK right out of my mouth! Thank God my boss wasn't here, because I kindof feel like she's my parent and I don't want to let her down. What is my deal? Can't I just come up with some other word to use? I do at home. Very weird.

So, if you ever see me around my parents or kids expect me to say, " Gosh darn son of a gun."
But, if it's Girls Night Out expect something more along the lines, " Goddamn son of a bitch!"

7 comments:

Corey said...

LOL this kills me....you closet Cusser you! :) I used to not say any cuss words, not even ass or crap....but during my pregnancy those two words became regulars in my vocabulary. I think that maybe it was the hormones.

Ingrid said...

That is funny, closet cusser.

I am kinda like your husband, I do cuss at home (in two languages), but I teach Paula that she is not allowed to use those words until she's an adult. I also explain to her that language is not for school or work, that it is not proper. But I have to be careful around Isabel, because she does not comprehend those distinctions and tends to repeat my curse words (fuck and oh shit, for example)

Meghan said...

I came out of the closet a long time ago. But, you probably know that about me already!

I find I really have to watch myself around Xan.

Mom in Sahuarita said...

Lori you make me laugh!

Sara said...

I'm right there with you about not cussing in front of my parents. Even though I'm a grown adult I still feel bad about doing it. I do try to watch what I say at home, although I'm not ashamed of swearing at home as long as we can teach Logan they are adult only words. :D

Nichole said...

lol. you're cracking me up, Lori!!! I'm right there in that closet with you! You should hear me when I drive!

Amanda said...

That's my vice, too... Maybe it comes with working wiht a department full of guys LOL!