We have a problem. That problem is my mouth. I swear way to much. With a toddler running around trying to repeat everything we say- it HAS to stop. Case and point: one of Caleb’s first words was “cap”. Not like baseball cap but “cap” as in “crap” minus his ability to say “r”. Now, that is not a horrible word for him to say but we don’t want it going any further.
I have a tendency to drop the F Bomb when I get hurt. (Hey, I just read an article that said swearing out loud when you are hurt actually does make you feel better!) But I need to stop. I use to swear a lot and Ty has been calling me on it for a while now so I have cut down quite a bit. The problem? Ty swears too. Usually only when he plays video games but still- I hear it, so it counts!
Our remedy was to make a “swear jar”. I just spray painted one of our mason jars from our wedding and then added a fancy piece of fabric to really gussy it up. (I also cut a slit in the lid so that we could drop in our money). When Manfriend saw it he said “why is it so frilly?” Uh, duh. Because that is the irony; the swear jar is pretty because it collects money for ugly things.
We are adding .50 cents every time a swear is heard. So far the jar has been out for one day. There is already $2 in it!
But wait. It didn’t go as well as planned. I had this brilliant idea to do something I saw on PInterest from here. Right there you should know it went to shit. Actually, this is a really cute idea but my first try just didn’t work. Maybe I need a better glue gun. Maybe I need better handwriting. Maybe this is just one of those things where it looks better on Pinterest than it does in real life.