It IS All My Fault

by farrah on January 3, 2012 · 8 comments

My preschooler (is he no longer a toddler at 3 next month, right?!) is starting that thing where they pick up sayings and phrases and use them incessantly, inappropriately and annoyingly. Out of his mouth has emerged the phrase ‘My fault. It’s all my fault!’ For everything. If he’s angry at his brother- ‘My fault mama, it’s all my fault!’ To ‘Do you want a peanut butter and jelly sandwitch today?’ ‘My fault, it’s all my fault!’ and ‘Do you want to poop in the potty?’ ‘My fault mama, it’s all my fault!!’  What? What is all your fault child?! And why do you keep saying this?!!!!

Well, for the life of me I had no idea where it was coming from. We were home on Christmas break- so it couldn’t be preschool. Besides, he only goes two days a week for a couple of hours at a time, so I didn’t think that would really happen that quickly. Sure wasn’t from me. I was NOT going around the house saying ‘My fault. All my fault!’ like ever- even if it WAS all my fault. Husband? Nope. He doesn’t do anything wrong (most of the time) to have a ‘fault’. So WHO was he getting this from?!

Adding to this mystery here is that a friend of mine in my mom’s group just mentioned that her daughter was saying the same thing. That threw me. My son and her daughter are hundreds of miles apart and to my knowledge are not skyping with my knowing. So…where in the world was this coming from? Cue normal afternoon routine. Pop in a dvd. That’s when it hit me. Toot tooooot. Huh? Yes, TOOT TOOOOOOT!!! Thomas.

Like so many toddler/preschooler kids- my son is mildly obsessed with Thomas the Train. Santa brought us a new video over the holiday break..and I suppose that we *may* have watched it once or twice. Or three times. Or more. Stop judging.

Mystery solved- since Emily the train in one of the episodes screws up majorly she  says ‘It’s all my fault!’ over and over- which is where Brody has heard it. Lesson learned mom. Not only that we watch too much Thomas, but more importantly that little ears are listening. To me. THAT is scary.

Except…if only I could get him to gasp ‘Cinders and ashes!’ dramatically….

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Brianne January 3, 2012 at 1:22 pm

Oh momma, Thomas is getting up there with Calliou in my books. Here’s to hoping Bugs is anti-train. Which is doubtful since she is at daycare with mostly boys.

On the bright side, at least you’ll always have someone to take the fall in your house right?


2 farrah January 3, 2012 at 2:40 pm

Calliou comes on just as naptime hits. But Brody knows this, and begs to watch it. WHY?!! That kid is so annoying!!


3 Sara January 3, 2012 at 1:50 pm

My 3 year old said yesterday “Mommy, did you weesh?” Thanks, Thomas!


4 farrah January 3, 2012 at 2:41 pm

Haha!! So far 3 is looking like it’s going to be VERY funny. I do, however know better!


5 Danielle January 3, 2012 at 4:01 pm

Kids absorb everything it’s crazy!


6 Colorado Mountain Mom January 4, 2012 at 6:22 pm

What a great story! You know, I do the best that I can … but YES – the TV DOES BABYSIT ON OCCASION! 🙂 ha ha. Love the “don’t judge me”!

My son is 16 months old (just realized that – I was still saying 15!), and I have no doubts he will be lovin’ him some Thomas. Thanks for the heads-up!


7 farrah January 4, 2012 at 6:42 pm

I really haven’t heard him use phrases that he’s picked up until now, so it really threw me! And I too am famous for getting my kids’ ages wrong- I always go lower. Like B is 3 next month and I keep saying 2.5 years. umm…he’s 3!! Thanks for stopping by!


8 Joanna October 18, 2016 at 10:07 am

Thank you soooo much for solving the ‘it’s all my fault’ Mystery!!!!!! was driving me nuts! Bless you!


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