Bye Bye Potty Words

Hooray! The potty words seem to have been flushed down the toilet.  No more penis and vagina outbursts.  But, as it goes with parenting (and preschoolers), there is always something new.  It seems that Morris has traded in his potty words for what I call “nonsense” words.  Just think Beavis and Butthead. Dumb and Dumber. And the worst part is that he actually uses them in phrases, and often correctly.

“Girls are STUPID”

“Don’t be a DOPE”

“That’s so DUMB”

“You’re a JERK”

Where do they come up with this stuff? I don’t know how it started, but watching “Ace Ventura Pet Detective” (not my doing) probably didn’t help. That movie was such an educational experience.  A nice fusion of potty words, nonsense words, and enough nudity and crudity to make any 4 year old muse with delight.  Morris has even been showcasing his future Oscar chops by re-enacting the “talking butt” scene.


And to make matters worse, he has been bugging me to find a song called “You’re a Jerk” so he can put it on his ipod (don’t ask me why a 4 year old has an ipod). He said he heard it on the radio.  Really? Radio Disney played that? Surely, someone changed the station.  And, I must warn you, “You’re a Jerk” is probably the most annoying song since “Milkshake” by Kelis, but once you hear it, it is hard to get out of your head.  So, listen at your own risk and don’t blame me if you’re still singing, “You’re a Jerk” a week from now.  Just call Morris, he’ll probably still be singing it too.




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