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It was a warm afternoon. Me and my daughter, who was 3 years old at the time, were parked outside of school waiting for The Middle Child to get out. Gas prices were high, so I refused to leave the car running with the air on. So, I turned the car off and rolled down the windows to let the (warm) breeze in. My precious little daughter was sitting in her car seat, waiting patiently for her brother.
A car pulled up and parked in front of us. A woman got out of the car, shut the door and hit the lock button from her keys.
*beep beep* went the car as she locked it.
Suddenly, without warning, my daughter shouted at the woman.
I heard it. But my ears couldn't believe what I had just heard.
The woman looked over at us. I turned my head away from her, looked at my daughter and asked her WHY DID YOU JUST CALL THAT WOMAN A DUMMYASS?
"Because, she was all honkin' her horn at us and that was rude!" She responded.
I was stunned. DID MY 3 YEAR OLD REALLY JUST SAY THAT? She did. OhmyGod.
"She wasn't honking at us. That was her car alarm!"
"No, she honked at us and you always yell 'dummy ass' at people who honk at you when you're driving!"
And that's when I realized my daughter had just done the perfect impression of me as a driver.
From that day on, I never yelled "dumbass" while driving again. Let me rephrase that, I never yelled "dumbass" while driving when my daughter was in the car with me. But it took AN ENTIRE YEAR to get my daughter to stop saying "the word that mommy says when she gets mad at dummyass drivers."
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