For me, cursing has become somewhat of a habit, whether it’s out of anger, frustration or to emphasize a point, sometimes there is just no substitute for a “hell”, “shit” or “damn” (or worse).
And the worst part is that I am so used to using these four letter expletives that I don’t even notice it anymore. Yikes! Well, I suppose the first step is admitting that I have a problem, right?
I have tried (half-heatedly) to temper my use of profanity since becoming a mother, but it isn’t easy and replacement words like “frick” and “darn” just sound ridiculous and aren’t quite as powerful.
I know it won’t be long before you are repeating everything you hear and that’s not going to be pretty. Maybe I should remind myself how awful I am going to feel if I hear this nasty talk coming out of your mouth knowing that you learned it from me, or I could put a dollar in a jar each time a bad word escapes my mouth? Bet that adds up fast! Perhaps learning how to express myself in a more productive and positive manner is the answer. Oh hell, wish me luck!
The best is yet to be.