Wednesday, May 01, 2013
"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?"