So here's the conversation I had with mexican jumping bain and butter bain last night on the trampoline.
MJB: "what the heck?!"
ME: You can't say "what the heck" it's really not appropriate.
MJB: Can I say "what the..."
ME: No...you can say nothing that starts with "what" unless it's an ACTUAL question
MJB: Can I say golly? (Which, with his lisp is more like goll-weeeee)
ME: Of course, golly is fine.
MJB: What about dagnabit?
ME: yeah, that's okay too.
At this point 2yrold butter bain wants in on the conversation and cuts to the chase with the following:
BB: Can I say damn, mom?
ME: No you cannot say damn.
BB: Why not?
ME: Because it's a bad word for 2 years olds.
BB: Can I say dadgummit?
ME: Of course you can.
So from here on out the only expletives allowed will be the previously established oh my word! In addition we now have, golly, dagnabit and dadgumit.
I have a feeling we may be having further almost-cursing-rule-conversations, but we've got a few to choose from for the time being.
Do I count this as a mom-victory?