Do your kids ever do things that drive you crazy? Of course they do. Do you ever feel like calling them words that would make others cringe and say, “Oh my god, what an awful parent”? Of course you do.
The post Two Faced Kids by StomperDad at All In A Dad’s Work where he talks about discreetly calls his kids douchebags reminded me of something Sam and I have been saying.
Remember how we use “You’re killing me, Smalls!” whenever Little Man (and others) does something irritating or ridiculous and we use it to replace “are you fucking kidding me”? Well, we now have another such phrase. When someone is doing something bitchy, they’re “being a CeCe.”
If you are a fan of The Office, you may know what I’m referencing. Maybe not, though, since it was a smallish part of one episode. For the non-fans (curse you all), I’ll explain:
There’s an episode where everyone shows up for the christening of the main couple’s baby, who is named CeCe. Steve Carrell’s character gets pissed when he isn’t in the mix of things (because not his child) and huffs about it, saying:
I don’t even know how to say this, but CeCe is turning out to be a little B-I-T-C-H.
Slam. Calling a baby a bitch.
He quickly follows up with “And that’s not true, but her parents are kind of boxing me out.” The damage was done, though, in the eyes of the audience. Well, in the eyes of Sam and me. We were hysterical over it.
It has now come to be part of our everyday language. I was the first to use it. Baby Girl was being particularly nasty a couple months ago and having a little attitude and trying to hit us and I commented that “CeCe is turning out to be a little bitch.” Didn’t even spell it.
Sam cracked up and said he couldn’t believe I said that about our baby girl. I told him I’d probably say worse in the future, so this is nothing. (Don’t get your panties in a wad–I’m sure I won’t actually say worse. I’ll just think it and say it in code.)
It’s not quite appropriate to go about calling one’s child a bitch or saying they’re driving you fucking insane, so calling them “CeCe” or “Smalls” (especially in Little Man’s case) is what you’re left with. It works for other people, too. “She’s being such a CeCe.” Or “that total CeCe cut me off!” Or “I’m sorry for being a CeCe today, Sam.”
“What happens when they want to know the origin of their nicknames?” Sam asked last night after we referenced something CeCeish that Baby Girl did.
“I dunno. They’ll probably think it’s funny when they’re older, though.”
We’ve already discussed bad word substitutes on the Smalls post, so why don’t you just tell me the not-quite-appropriate word or phrase that flies out of your mouth that you wish didn’t?