A morning conversation with Kid4
Kid4- do you know we have a bird’s nest near parent pick up?
Me- Noooooo! How exciting!
Kid4- Yes AND I saw it AND it’s behind metal so I can’t touch it AND it’s soo pretty!
Me- WOW-ZA-ROO, that sounds great!
Kid4- but I think the (follow me here) BIRDSCREW up.
Me- OH! Kid4, I don’t think we should say THAT!
Kid4- REALLY? THAT’S a bad word?
Me- well not necessarily, but it’s not something that you should say in first grade and please don’t say it…. Ok?
Kid4- are you sure THAT’S a bad word?
Me- Honey, I didn’t say it was “bad”, I just said it’s not appropriate for a 6 year old to say.
Kid4- Mom, WHAT word are YOU talking about?
Me- the word “SCREWED”
Kid4- Mommy, I said, “grew up”……….. What does “screwed” mean and why can’t I say it?
Me- um…….. OK darling, have a good day at school
Wow…. Really? Do I need hearing aids?