Eamon came home from a playdate and proudly announced that the Mom had allowed them to use some bad words. I was curious since I know she’s been taking her children to a Catholic church. So I queried the vocabulary in question.
He said, “Wee wee and pee pee. And dumb, holy, and crisis“. I thought I would bust out laughing.
Someone once told me their kid knew the big bad word. It was Ship. God forbid you have a crisis on the ship if the head is occupied and you need to wee wee. That could be a cause for crisis.
And that’s one of the ways you know you’ve got good kids. The other verboten words at our house? Stupid. There are far better ways to express this sentiment. Bored. I’ll give you something to do. And hiney because I think it’s an ugly word.
And then we let our kid watch a Star Trek movie the other night. And just like when we watched Who Framed Roger Rabbit, you don’t remember the “bad” words until there’s a child there with you. And they used every one of those throw away “bad” words. We just ignored it.
We figure if he wants to ask us about them, he will. This is the kid who asked me what ‘diabolical’ and ‘reign’ meant while we were checking out at the Food Dog. So watch your language. Or at least be creative.