Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Always a silver lining...

This kid has a LOUD mouth.  Most kids do. The trick, of course, is to teach them when to use it properly at the highest volume and when to keep it shut. Or whisper. I would even be happy with a sustained inside voice.

This kid also has a very colorful vocabulary. I mean that exactly like you think. I don't know where he gets it from. *blink blink*

He does usually use the words correctly, and often in a creative string which is one of those uniquely  parental Cringe/Pride moments.

When he is outside, like at a football game, loud is encouraged. Creative is also encouraged, but not cussing. He seems to be aware that there is never a time at school to use the most raunchy of his language, so shouting ways that the players can knock the poo out of one another is about as foul as he gets.

But at home, that is a different story.

Yesterday, I told him to stop playing video games and do his homework.

This was not his favorite idea.

I walked away, he continued to play. Then Bekah told him the same thing.

This was not his favorite method of instruction.

He opened up that loud, big, effective mouth and shouted,"(The worst thing a six year old can probably say)!!! You are NOT the boss of me!!!"

He tossed the controller on the couch and launched himself toward the perceived safety of his room.

As I took off chasing him, I noticed- through the open windows- two men holding clip boards and dressed nicely in black golf shirts and khaki pants. In unison they executed a perfectly coordinated about face in our driveway.

"I don't care that you just saved us from door-to-door salesmen, You are so grounded from wii!!"

1 comment:

  1. Cute, and very funny.

    Yesterday, JP had someone both call him a moron, and flip him the bird. JP had right of way in a crosswalk, and the car was speeding, and zoomed right past him.

    When JP got in our car, he told me what had happened, I said, "I don't want you yelling curse words after them, or flipping the bird back, but if it will make you feel better, you may use a swear word right now to describe their behavior. You just have to a) use the word correctly, and b) not use it in general conversation...EVER."

    He said, "That guy was an a**hole!" Then he grinned for the next 20 minutes because I had allowed him to swear.


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