Monkey See, Monkey Do

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  • Amrita Thavrani

    Ha Ha , you had me in splits. Yes, I often in middle of a heated arguments.. started singing… FU…mmm.. tara.. rum…. I count this no-using-fowl-words as biggest sacrifice of parents :)

    • Roshni

      Glad you can relate, Amrita!! ahahhaha!!!

  • desi Traveler

    Can the you imagine how tough it is for a guy to change post parenthood…..: :) :)

    • desi Traveler

      Can you imagine how tough it is for a guy to change post parenthood….. :) :)

    • Roshni

      I guess it’s difficult for any of us indisciplined types!! We get a major dose of discipline once we’re parents!!

  • Jack


    Absolutely right you are. We started addressing each other as Dad and Mom lest children call us by our names.

    Take care

    • Roshni

      Thanks, uncle! Yes, I know of many people who do the same for that very reason! 😀

  • Synnove @ Don’t Chew On The Dinner Table!

    Oh good… so I am not the only one who get’s the “It’s your fault” look from the Hubby when Sass tells a classmate that “Dat’s Batsh*t.” :) And he TOTALLY looked like a hairless, orange monkey when he was born….

    • Roshni

      LOL at the Batsh*t comment!!! Well, he looks adorable now!!! 😀

  • Shilpa Garg

    LOL 😀 True, how much we have to adapt ourselves 😀

    • Roshni

      I guess, we *finally* grow up!!

  • Meredith

    Parenting makes you aware of soooo many things you never thought of before–from language, to attitude, to food choices…even down to driving behavior! I try to do my best b/c I know these kids are soaking everything up like a sponge. Love the story about your little guy at the airport!

    • Roshni

      Sponge is a good term to use to describe them, Meredith! Only, I wish they would imbibe our good qualities more than the bad!!

  • chattywren

    This was a hilarious read Roshni! Seriously, these little ones are watching us all the time, it’s uncanny. We have to watch our step all the time. One of my friends tells me she and her husband schedule their fights after their son goes to sleep!!!

    • Roshni

      ahahhaha!! Yes, we too have had to be very careful about when and how we fight! No raising voices, although later we thought it might be a good idea to demonstrate that adults too can have a disagreement but can handle it with maturity and understanding!

  • Divoo

    Hilarious, this one is!! I can very well relate to it cuz’ I too had a little ‘F-mouth’, which got washed (just like yours), when my 15-month old San almost said the F-word after she tripped! And I wonder WHY the kids pick up the bad words faster (and better)! :)

    • Roshni

      I can’t imagine San saying that!!, lol!!!

  • Stephanie Sprwngeee

    You are so right! Watching my language has been one of my biggest parenting challenges, and I am not entirely successful all the time. :(

    • Roshni

      okay, I finally see it, Mrs Sprwngeeeeee!!!! 😀

  • Stephanie Sprenger

    Next time I will not trust spellcheck. Sorry about my weird last name up there…

    • Roshni

      hmmm…don’t see it! Looks like the internet black-hole swallowed it up! :(

  • Emily

    This was great! I too have a potty mouth and it’s been tough to reel it in for the sake of the boys. And yes, you are so right about the little brothers imitating the big brothers — for better and for worse!

    • Roshni

      you would definitely know about that, Emily, with your three boys! 😀

  • raodivya

    Hahah … Good one Roshni … I relate to both throwing things and potty mouth tales !! So much to change!!

    • Roshni

      Thanks, Divya! Yes, we changed a lot after kids!!

  • Kavi

    Classic! ‘What do is so loud, that I can’t hear what you say’, as they say!

    Those watchful, prying eyes are watching everything. And soaking it all up. Every single thing! :) Ready to ape. Ape, did I say!?! hmm!

    • Roshni

      Aping is a very good word to use in this case! :)

  • Jas

    hahaha :) They are always awake even when you don’t know :)

    • Roshni

      True!! You don’t even realize that and that’s the time you let loose a swear word that they totally pick up!!

  • supriya

    gosh!!… its so true.. whether happy or not, our children change us completely.. its gonna b super difficult for my husband .. :)

    • Roshni

      :) tough for all potty mouths, but worth it!

  • Jay

    Such a good post Roshni, parenting is truly the hardest job I’ve ever had to do!

    • Roshni

      I absolutely agree with that, Jay!

  • Meenakshi

    Parenthood is a time of learning, oops! unlearning many things! Thoroughly enjoyed reading it.

    • Roshni

      Absolutely!! We learn to unlearn quite a few things!! 😀

  • Shail Raghuvanshi

    Roshni, just loved your post. Had me laughing although it is indeed a serious matter..

    • Roshni

      Thank you, Shail! I did try to instill humor in it; it’s funny to think about it now, although at that time, we were mortified!

  • Pearl

    :-) Too funny.

    My brother has the ability to really string together some curse words. One of his first son’s first full sentences was “Who left this f***ing tire in the middle of the driveway?”



    • Roshni

      Who indeed!! LOL!!!