My oldest kid keeps saying “fuck.”

She’s three and a half.
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“Phi and fuck rhyme, daddy,” my daughter said one night, apropos of seemingly nothing, after getting out of the bath. (Phi is one of her cousins’ names.)

This is common, I tried to reassure myself. Toddlers always repeat what they hear. 

“Where did you hear that word, sweetie?”

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