Porter has a potty mouth these days. He's really big into poop and butt jokes and it seems like the more I get after him about it the worse it gets. I'm wondering if I've done myself a disservice by making a big deal about it when perhaps if I had ignored it he would have gotten it out of his system (no pun intended) and we'd be over it by now. He is definitely aware that it is something that gets him attention and will make sure I hear it when he talks like this.
The other day I was folding laundry and he was sitting beside me. He was saying "stinky poop" or some other intelligent phrase and when I completely ignored him he called my attention to it "mom, stinky poop, mom, mom, mom, stinky poop!" When I continued to ignore him he climbed up to get right in my face and said "momma, stinky poop, stinky poop momma!" I actually had to leave the room to keep from laughing and making matters worse but... honestly child! He clearly knows that it is something that gets him attention and now uses it for such. It makes me wonder if I should ignore the next bad thing that comes out of his mouth so he doesn't try to use it against me!
When your child says a bad word do you immediately reprimand them or do you ignore it as to not make a big deal so they keep saying it?