That's Aidan's newest expletive. What the crap. I've heard it come from her mouth numerous times during the past week leading up to the release of I'm-not-even-going-to-link-the-book-because-Lord- Knows-JK Rowling-is-set-for-life-a-billion-times-over-Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows.
What the crap?
Is this just what the kids are saying these days? Is it just a matter of time before it's something stronger? Is this the final indicator of parental failure and youth run amock?
Aidan had strep for a week, right after we came back from the cabin. She was one sick little bird. When we finally went into the doctor's office for a series of different, mildly invasive tests (because the quick strep was negative)… she was sitting in the doctor's office, miserably rocking, with a sick stomach, among other things, and me, trying to make her feel better told her it was okay to be mad at her stomach for feeling so icky.
Wanting to see if i could make her smile, i said she should say something to help get her anger out over being sick, something like this: I DAMN THEE! while pointing to her stomach.
I said it with my best over-wraught, quasi-Shakesperean accent.
She didn't smile, but… she has since whipped it out in conversation. And rather appropriately so, I might add, with both conviction and a dead-on English accent.
Here's to appropriately timed, Victorian-era expletives that at least bring some theater and grandeur to…well, mild expletives.
p.s. And yes, Aidan checked out the last Harry Potter book from the library, and read it on Saturday, stopping only to eat and use the bathroom a handful of times, despite Dan's it-was-funnier-the-first-time repeat question: "Has Yoda died yet?"