Today on our way to shul, my daughter and I were playing a word game. We take a letter of the alphabet and then take turns thinking up words that begin with that letter. Today it was the letter "B", which fortunately kept us entertain since so many words begin with that, including some that I never thought I would hear my daughter not only use, but able to give a very accurate description of the definition. So here we are playing, and Natalie says "Bitch".
"Um, excuse me," I said. "What did you say?"
"Do you mean as in a female dog?"
"Well what do you mean?"
"You know when a girl or woman is very mean, she is called a Bitch."
To say that I was a bit stunned would not completely describe the moment. I was also trying not to laugh either. I just couldn't believe what I just heard. I could understand if she knew of the word because of hearing it on tv or from us grown-ups, but the fact that she could give me the exact definition of it, just really threw me.
Well, I didn't tell her that it wasn't appropriate. I just said that a Bitch is a female dog, so if she wants to use that word, it's ok if that is what she means, like using the word Ass for donkey.
Oh, btw, Natalie is only 7 yrs old.