Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Boywonder came home from school yesterday and told me – quite seriously – that one of his friends said a bad word, so he told the teacher.
‘What did he say?’ I asked.
‘F*cken headen [sic] – and – he said STUPID!’ replied Boywonder wide-eyed as he said stupid.
Boywonder thought ‘stupid’ was the most offending word that came out of his mouth. He knew the ‘F’ word was wrong, but he’d never tried it at home, so he’d only heard lectures from us about how rude it is to call other people stupid. In fact, when he hears us call an inanimate object stupid because it doesn’t work properly, he goes mad at us for saying ‘stupid’.
No doubt he will start using the ‘F’ word more often to get a reaction, since we had to explain to him that any words beginning with f*ck are the worst words and that we don’t ever want to hear him say them.
I’m not looking forward to when he first hears c*nt and we have to explain that it is worse than the ‘F’ word. Kids have an uncanny knack for remembering the parts of your conversations that you don’t want remembered.
‘But you said f*ck was the worst word!’