This Dad Listening to His Toddler Chant Swears in the Car Is All of Us

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A video of reporter and former marine James LaPorta and his son has gone viral, and it's making parents everywhere reconsider their vocabulary (even as we raise hands in solidarity). 

  • In the 40-second clip, LaPorta's son, who's obviously having a bad day, chants the F-word from the back while Dad ponders his life choices up to now.

    "As a former U.S. Marine, now a father, there is perhaps one word I should try to cut out of my vernacular around my soon to be 2-year-old," La Porta tweeted.  

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  • His face is all of us every time our kids swear and we know we can't get mad at them, because they heard it from us first.

    USMC are the toughest of the tough. Still, nothing in his training prepared him for this. Twitter stepped up to try to help him out. "You might want to choose a one-syllable word," suggested one helpful user. "My stepmom used to say fudge. So you can still change direction mid-word. That's pretty useful."

  • It's hard not to giggle when a little kid launches a four-letter missile. But when it's your own kid, you question where you went wrong.

    People chimed in with their own tales of toddler profanity. "My 2-year old recently muttered 'f-cking car' at an intersection and it filled me with pride and then shame and then pride again," said one Twitter user.

    Another Twitter commenter had this genius advice -- pretend they must be picking up their bad language from someone other than you. "I asked the preschool if she was dropping f-bombs there so they wouldn't think I was the source of her vocabulary." 

  • LaPorta says he thinks his son's outburst may have finally helped him curb his own cursing habit.

    "I think I'm going to go with 'buckets' from now on," he tweeted. 

    Good freaking luck.