Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Because...

Youngest Son (3) has learned his first Word We Wish He Wouldn't Use: "stupid." Husby and I have told him that he may use it in his room and the bathroom as much as he wants, but it is not acceptable to use anywhere else in the house, or out in public, and we do not use it to describe people.

So the other day, while driving down the road, Youngest Son uses it again and Oldest Son (5) calls him on it.

Oldest Son: Eema! (Hebrew for Mom) [YS] just said stupid again.

Me: I heard. [YS], where can you use that word?

Youngest Son: In my room. Or the bathroom.

Oldest Son: Then how come you said it in the van?

Youngest Son: Because I have a mouth.

6 comments:

LittleBirdies said...

Don't you love when they respond with really sharp lines...

Sheyna Galyan said...

Oh yes. If only I had half of the great comeback lines that my kids do!

Sweettooth120 said...

Whenever our daughter would get fresh, we would tell her to stop being a smartbutt. Boy did that confuse her for a long time. : )

Along the same lines as Stupid, my four year son is going through that now with the word HATE.

Ralphie said...

My 7-year-old daughter told me the other day, when I told her to get a move on, that she was "tying her friggin' shoes." She saw my eyes widen and asked if that was a bad word. I told her I wasn't sure, but I don't think her teacher would necessarily appreciate it if she said it in class. She replied, sincerely, that she would never say such a thing at school. Great - only at home.

PsychoToddler said...

Holy Crap!

Sheyna Galyan said...

Youngest Son has been using "hate" lately, too. I told both boys today that we don't use hate when talking about other people because hate is a very strong word.

While Oldest Son asked what I meant by that, Youngest Son instead asserted that because he was a strong boy, he could use strong words.

Oy...