Sweary McPottymouth

October 14, 2015

Well I guess it was bound to happen.

Dexter swore. In fact, he’s done it a few times. His phrase of choice?

“Fuck sake!”
Sweary Mcpottymouth
I’ll admit, this isn’t the first swear I was expecting. If anything I was expecting it to be ‘fucking cat’ as thats a regular from my mouth.

The first time we heard him say it, we were both so shocked, we looked at each other and then tried not to laugh. I hid my face in a cushion and Liam looked away. Just once, we could probably have ignored but he’s since said it a couple of times and I’ve had to ask him not to say it ‘because its not very nice’. The last couple of days have been swear free so I think we are out of the woods but who knows.

I totally take the blame myself. I swear like no ones business but just kinda hoped he wouldn’t notice. Liam and I have been making a massive effort to not swear around him anymore but its so hard!! We don’t swear to be malicious, they’re just words we use between ourselves and we never swear ‘at’ each other, just in general conversation, but who am I trying to kid? These darn toddlers notice everything!!!

What do you say instead of swear words? My mind is completely blank!

Prizes* for the best ‘non-sweary’ swearword alternative. I know you must all have some, parents are very creative people when placed on the spot in front of little ears! Please comment and help a potty mouth out!!

*The only prize is that it might become a new word in our house so you get bragging rights

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  • Reply Talya October 14, 2015 at 11:28 am

    While totally mortifying it is also quite hilarious – I say the eff word all the time so I know what swear word will be popping out of our toddler’s mouth first haha! #bestandworst

    • Reply Leslie Rickerby October 14, 2015 at 11:30 am

      I’m grateful that so far its only Liam and I that have heard it lol – But it was very funny!

  • Reply Gemma @ Confessions of a Nagging Mother October 14, 2015 at 11:12 am

    Haha that moment that a parent dreads!! I swear lots too and I really wish I didn’t but it is just me now, luckily my two are older than yours and know it is wrong.

    Some alternatives…

    Sugar instead of shit

    Truck instead of fuck

    Hmmm that’s all I have I’m afraid! Although I find alternatives don’t work, it just isn’t the same is it?!


    Gemma xx

    • Reply Leslie Rickerby October 14, 2015 at 11:26 am

      He’s talking so much now and comes out with the funniest things and repeats everything he hears, wherever he hears it. Really need to curb it I think before I get a phone call from preschool hahaha

  • Reply Louise October 14, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    My 2 have never sworn that I’m aware of until the weekend when Alfie (3yrs) ran to his nanny (my mum) & all pleased with himself declared ‘book rhymes with fuck’ and then he ran back to carry on with his jigsaw!!! I’ve no idea where he’s heard it as me & hubby make a concious effort not to swear in front of the kids, I’m just hoping he’s gone thru the alphabet to do it!!!! Just hope he doesn’t say it at school when they do their wow moments in carpet time!!!!

    • Reply Leslie Rickerby October 14, 2015 at 1:05 pm

      Ah thats made me feel better, at least if children that don’t hear swear words still manage to say them its not so bad. I guess its about teaching them not to once they’ve discovered them. He’s not said it since we told him he mustn’t.

  • Reply Anita Cleare October 14, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    My Grandmother told me when I was little that the rudest things she had ever said was “stocking tops” which is actually a really pleasing swearword substitute – it’s long enough and has a satisfying ‘-cking” sound in it. Give it a go! #bestandworst

    • Reply Leslie Rickerby October 14, 2015 at 1:05 pm

      Stocking tops! I love it! I shall try it today 🙂

  • Reply Alex October 14, 2015 at 12:07 pm

    Its never a good moment when you hear your kids swear, I’ve been there with my kids a few times too. I’m always so careful around them. So careful that I occasionally catch myself saying ‘oh sugar’ or ‘for fudge sake’ when I’m not even around them!

    • Reply Leslie Rickerby October 14, 2015 at 12:09 pm

      No, Shocking but funny the first time.. after that its a bit more ‘Oh shit, I need to stop him saying this’

  • Reply Sarah Howe (@RunJumpScrap) October 14, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    hahaha love this as it is soooo going to happen to me!! I say some random stuff instead of swearing…like boring all “flipping” and “shoot the dog” instead of “shit”. We have no dog. I love FFS so really have to be careful. Bless him!! Thanks for sharing with #bestandworst and see you soon xx

    • Reply Leslie Rickerby October 14, 2015 at 2:33 pm

      Aaaahahahaha “Shoot the dog!” Love it! This is up there with “Stocking tops!”

  • Reply Pickinguptoys October 14, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    I’m a naughty swearer.Oops.I do try and use “fudge” though,if I remember… #bestandworst

    • Reply Leslie Rickerby October 14, 2015 at 5:32 pm

      Lol if I say fudge i then want fudge!

  • Reply Mummy's Blog October 19, 2015 at 9:02 pm

    Eeek! I know I am generally quite sweary, but I do try hard not to swear now my daughter is talking (and copying) a lot. I say ‘sugar’ a lot and instead of FFS I tend to say For God’s sake (although that’s probably blasphemy and still not good? lol), although the odd swear word still slips out :/

    • Reply Leslie Rickerby October 20, 2015 at 11:14 pm

      Oh I know, its so hard to stop them slipping out sometimes!

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