cursing in front of kidsI have a few rules about how I behave in front of my kids: 1) Don't talk smack about people around the little ones, mostly because they repeat everything you say -- usually in front of the person you were trashing, 2) don't be hysterical and/or negative unless it's absolutely necessary, and 3) never use curse words in front of them, for similar reasons as #1.
However, I'm retiring rule #3 as of today, and it feels fucking great.
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Given that I have to drive in Los Angeles every single day, this adjustment of the rules was inevitable. I know there are plenty of people out there who get through the day without uttering one single profanity. I am not one of those people. I am, however, someone who has cut down dramatically on the dropping of the f-bomb since my first child was born, six years ago. I've also perfected the disappointed frown aimed at relatives who decide it's okay to say "shit" around my kids. Which is whyRead More »from Cursing Around Your Kids Makes Life so Much Easier