I gave up swearing a few years ago when my daughter started saying the s-word when I attempted to jam her little toddler foot into her little toddler shoe. It's not an attractive habit and I don't like it when other people swear, so I attempted to eliminate those naughty words from my own vocabulary. But sometimes in traffic... Anyway, so I started saying silly substitute words thinking this would work. I won't contaminate my children's minds and I will appear to be very ladylike. The problem is that now my children think my silly substitutes are actually naughty words and I'm right back where I started with them thinking I'm a potty mouth.
Me: "'Fudge' is not a bad word!"
My daughter: "Can I say it?"
Me: "Umm, no, not unless you are talking about an irresistible chocolate confection"
My daughter: "Well then it IS a bad word."
Anyway, do you know that song "Dynamite" that's always on? I think the #1 thing that makes that song not cool is the impromptu but also slightly choreographed dance I do with my children every time it pops on the car radio.
I think I'll start a new category of nonsense that occurs to me whilst driving.