Thursday, June 11, 2009

Golly Gee

There has been quite a bit of talk around here lately about what is or what is not a curse word. We didn't initiate this in any way, it must just be something that kids are naturally inquisitive about. I remember doing the same thing as a kid.

One of the borderline words in our house is the word gosh. I just don't like how close it sounds to taking God's name in vain, and there are plenty of good alternatives, so we discourage the kids from saying it. Well, last night, someone said it, (the guilty party shall remain nameless) and S~ heard it.

She started getting all worked up about it, and trying to find the right thing to say, she started wagging her finger at me...when she finally got it out, this is what she said...

"MAMA!!! That's a sight word!!!"


  1. lol, she is learning. I remember when T was about the sixth grade he said I was cursing when I said, "oh for heaven's sake", I guess I watched 'little house on the prairie' too much, Mrs. Olson...i like to say, dad burn it, but wonder about

  2. We call Caleb our "shut up" police. That is a word (phrase?) that we do not allow..and I'm not kidding -- if someone says that within 2 miles of him, he hears it and calls you on it LOL!! The older he gets, the less frequent he calls people on it...but he still LOVES to find my mom guilty quite often. Funny!! :)

  3. That's hilarious! That is one of ours too...It's always worse when the parent is the offender isn't it! BUT, like I said, the offender in this house shall remain nameless...