E: It's really cold out here Mommy.
Me: It is! Even though it is really sunny out, hey?
E: Yeah. That's fucking weird.
Me: WHAT? What did you just say?
E: I said, 'that's fucking weird'.
Me: That's not a nice word! Where did you hear that?
At this point, I'm silently pleading "Please don't say 'mommy', please don't say 'mommy'."
E: I don't know.
Me: Well, who says it?
Still desperately hoping it wasn't from me...
E: From [insert name of a bestie here].
Me: Hmm. Are you sure?
E: Maybe from the man at the park.
Me: I see. Well, it's not a good word. No one is allowed to say that except maybe an adult. But you don't say it and your friends aren't allowed to say it.
You see, on New Years Eve E and R were outside in the hot tub. Our yard borders a park with our fence separating our yard from a small picnic area. That picnic area is at times favored by a few local drunks who like to sit, drink beer and get into arguments over who has better morals and spewing out gems like "I may be a thief, but I'm no motherfucking liar!" Good for you, guy!
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So here is my predicament - at times the swearing blaring into our yard, even during the daytime, is obscene. I've considered, several times as a matter of fact, heading over there to say, 'Hey, I got a little kid over here. Wanna use some nicer language?'. But I'm concerned that would just aggravate the drunks. So do I call the police? It is a public park. In a pretty upscale neighborhood I might add. It's just that there is a train station a block away so, as we learned from living in Vancouver - put in a train station, acquire some drunks &/or crackheads.
What would you guys do? Have you had a similar situation? Any suggestions?
|Should I put up one of these 'No Swearing' signs?|