The dashing Jeffrey Downey Bardem recently learned the hard way that, uh, it isn’t a good idea to curse around tots, least of all your own progeny:
Jeffrey Dean Morgan might want to choose his words more carefully: his potty-mouth is rubbing off on his 22-month-old son, Gus!
“I took him to dinner the other night and he said, ‘Bulls—t!’ I couldn’t believe it, but at the same time, there might have been a high-five involved,” the 45-year-old actor joked to Us Weekly at Friday’s Winter TCA Press Tour in Pasadena, Calif.
“It made me laugh a lot. I was like, ‘I really gotta start watching my language, ’cause, man, he is repeating everything he hears!'” Morgan added. “But I’m a much better father than that! It’s maybe not the best story to tell, but it did make me laugh.”
First of all, JDM, stop laughing. That is terrible parenting. You do not high-five your toddler when it might positively reinforce his adorable bad behavior. And this is coming from a woman who, when I see 22-month old just randomly smoking on the street, I always go, “D’aaawwww, how cute! A chip off the ol’ block! You need a light?” And then I hold an open flame too close to this adorable child’s head. (I know, I know. Big tobacco: cradle to grave, I tell you.)
What I’m really saying is, I totally feel you, Jeffrey Dean Stanton.
In an interesting bit of simultaneity, tonight’s episode of Modern Family focuses on little Lily’s use of the F-word.
Executive producer Steven Levitan does his best to explain:
“What happens in life is, occasionally kids stumble on a word—they say a word, maybe they heard it, maybe they just say it—they see the reaction and then it becomes their go-to word for a little while. That’s how the story came about. […] We never forced this beautiful, innocent, little child to say the actual word in real life. …To tell you the truth, she says ‘FUDGE’ in real life. We thought that would actually be funnier.”
(Image via Celebitchy.)