So many years working in places where everyone enjoyed swearing. I have gotten to the point that I now how to swear in multiple languages including Hindi.
I guess being in the military and in places where people find it ok to curse and people cursed even worst than I do made it ok for me to curse.
My biggest worry now is that I have to start controlling my swearing in front of my daughter.
At the moment my daughter is only 9 months old but it worries me highly that I might say something that passes my filter and I hear her repeating it. I have caught my filter failing me one too many times and overall I really need to start choosing other vocabulary to keep me away with my regular poor choice of words.
Cursing is not cute
I remember growing up in a rough neighborhood around individuals and distant family members that thought that listening to my younger brother swearing was cute. Thankfully although my younger brother was taught those terrible words by a few of my aunts (they where very young and ignorant, my dad has 11 brothers and sisters) he has a cleaner vocabulary than me.
Stopping before it gets me in trouble
I need to stop cursing before it is too late and I get a call from the school that my daughter used a curse word in public.
So I pledge to stop cursing now!
I know it is going to be difficult since it has become part of my English and Spanish vocabulary but I will give it a try.
I will try to have people around me call me out every time I use a terrible word. So if you are around me and you see me dropping a word bomb feel free to call me out. Believe me I will highly appreciate it.
How would you approach rehabilitating yourself as a parent from being a potty mouth?