It appears lately that Hayden has developed some curiosities with profane language! Unfortunately, this is not his first run-in with off-limit words but now that he is learning to read, the latest incidents are particularly amusing!
As we were going over his homework last week and Hayden was rattling off his site words he paused when we came to the word some. “Momma, that is a bad word” he told me plainly. “What do you mean some is a bad word, it is a site word, of course its not a bad word” I assured him. Hayden proceeded to inform me that it is, in fact a cuss word, “Some-A-Bitch”. No son, that’s not exactly it! (I could hear our middle daughter in her bedroom down the hall, rolling in the floor laughing)
Later on that week his sister and I were sitting on the couch with him watching television when he blurts out “Momma, is asshole a bad word?” After shooting Elle a threatening look, daring her not to laugh, at least out loud, I replied “Yes Hayden, that is a bad word, let’s not say it again.” He responded with “can I say ass?” “No Hayden, that is also a bad word, please do not say that again.” I could tell this conversation was not over though because the little gears in his brain were clearly still turning. Finally, he looked me with a serious look, “Can I say hole?” “Yes son, hole is the only bad word you can say!”