“Oh, those cute things kids say!”


So, my child, a second grader, came home from school recently and proclaimed that a little boy said a “bad word.” She said he was doing some homework, dropped his pencil, and said “Damn it!” The teacher apparently scolded him so hopefully this isn’t a recurring theme in the classroom. What was funny was my child’s next question with a truly puzzled look on her face: “Mom, where on earth do kids LEARN this stuff?” So, this tells me a couple things: 1.  I am hiding my use of such words really well. Whew!   I seriously intentionally curbed my…

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