Here are a couple language lessons from our kids on words you may not say…
Peter is a sweet boy and a handful, as he always knew far too much for a preschooler. He can be dangerous to small children as he is always around big kids.
He was invited to a party one summer with other children in preschool. God has a sense of humor and we know this because when something that should probably not be said out loud, in a large group of people, somehow everyone stops talking all at once…and that one thing, that one that should not be said, is heard and heard by everyone. That is exactly what happened. During the loud post “Happy Birthday” singing and waiting for the cake and ice cream suddenly…silence.
Then you hear Peter’s sweet raspy voice loudly and clearly say,
“Well, I know what bad words are. I know that I can say beaver dam but I cannot ever say D@mn beaver!”
That is a lesson for us all!
We were all having our bowl of ice cream and hunkered down to watch “The Voice” after holding the DVR season premier over three little boys heads all evening and they were so excited as they love all the judges. At one point one of the judges jokingly called another judge a “bast*rd” for swaying a contestant to be on their team.
One of the older boys (keeping the admission of guilt anonymous to protect him;) snickers,
Jim and I just stare at him with a look of WHAAAT???
Then Jim says,
Peter and I are curled up in a blanket to keep away the ice cream shivers and hiding our laughter.
Jim says, “Stop saying that! It’s a bad word!”
12 years old, “Oh my gosh! It is I had no idea! I have been using it like crazy! I have been calling all the kids at school it! Oh my gosh…I called my teacher a bast*rd! No wonder she was laughing at me…that why all the kids are laughing when I say…your such a bast*rd! Oh no!”
There is no blanket that can contain Jim, Peter’s, mine and the other 12 year olds laughter!
Then the laughing (other) 12 year says, “I have been using it like crazy too!”
Where have we gone wrong with the bigguns?
Here is more about VERY bad words…
Do not read this if you are feeling sensitive or are a “Judgy Judy” or if you don’t have a sense of humor.
Story below and if you dare please keep in mind they are still babies that are learning things in middle school.
Last night we were all in the kitchen. Family banter all around. Then I hear one of the kids call the other a “fa&&ot”…my head spins around…I don’t want to ask what he said in case it was “maggot” and then it will lead to the question, “what did you think I said, mom?” But I have to ask.
“But we didn’t know. We heard it from our friends! I thought it was just a silly word. YOU NEED TO GIVE US A LIST OF ALL THE BAD WORDS!”
“You’re a giant______”
“I prefer to just handle it this way. Just ask me next time when you hearr a new word the kids are calling each other at school,”
”What is a H@ mom?”
“That TOO is a bad word.”
“Well what does it mean?”
“Someone thats had a LOT of boyfriends.”
and wink at the older boys with a head nod.
“OK, then is BobSaget a bad word too?”