It was a routine diaper change—nothing out of the ordinary—when all of a sudden Levi pointed to himself “down there” and enthusiastically said, “NUTS! NUTS!” with a big grin on his face (clearly impressed with himself).
I thought I might have heard him incorrectly so I just ignored it.
Moments later he said it again: “NUTS! NUTS!”
This baffled me a little since Ryan and I have talked about using “proper” names for body parts as he’s learning (knowing that kids have plenty of time to learn slang later).
But surely my husband taught him this. After all, it sounds like him…
Later that night I asked Ryan about it and told him what happened. We had a little giggle but Ryan reassured me that he’s not used the term nuts in that context with Levi.
We shrugged our shoulders and moved on. Maybe it was just a coincidence.
The next week Ryan was driving in the car with Levi when someone cut him off. “Aw, NUTS!” Ryan said (determined not to swear).
A light bulb clicked. Maybe Levi has just heard nuts used as an expletive and it was a coincidence that he was grabbing himself when saying it last week.
But then a few days later Ryan was changing Levi’s diaper when again he said, “NUTS! NUTS!” while pointing to himself.
Still unsure if he’d heard correctly, Ryan ignored it and continued with the diaper change.
And then this…
“NUTS! NUTS!” Levi said as he pointed to himself.
“BIG NUTS! BIG NUTS!” he then said as he grinned and pointed to Ryan (in the right area, I might add).
Apparently he knows what he’s talking about after all.
Where do kids learn this stuff?
And so it begins… Ha!
Dear friends, no doubt Levi learned this from some of our friends’ boys who are 4-6 years old. (Boys that age think the word “nuts” in that context is hi.lar.i.ous.) It was bound to happen eventually, but I was surprised that Levi learned it so early!! How about you? What have your kids said to surprise you lately?
Linking in with Chelsea at the Paper Mama.