Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Expanding Vocabulary

"Mom, I want to tell you a secret," Marissa whispers to me.

"Okay...." I say questioningly.

"I know the 'd' word and the 's' word," she confides.

"Really," I say. "So what are they?"

"Well," she says looking around, as if she will get in trouble. "The 'd' word is 'damn.' and the 's' word is 'shit.'"

"You're right," I say, "Those are the words. And you know you can't say them to your friends, or teachers, or anybody, right? They are words you can only use when you're an adult in certain company."

She nods emphatically.

"And mom, there's one more, I know the 'c' word, too."

I raise my eyebrow. "And what word is that?"

She leans closer to me and says, "'Crap.'"

I smile. "Yep, you're right. Save that one for when you're older too, okay?"



  1. Ok, you are the most awesome Mom ever! Well handled. No shame, but know the when/where to use these words.

  2. Well done. I encouraged them to say it to me as well when we had the same conversation. It sort of gets it out of their system and let's them know that they can talk to you about anything when having a private conversation. So important as they get older and hear/see more.

  3. HAHA! She is such a silly girl.