Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Bad Words

Matthew's daycare has a bunch of forbidden words. We don't know the whole list, but as far as Matthew is concerned some of the big ones are:
  • stupid
  • shut up
  • pee
  • poo
  • penis
The latter 3 are allowed to be spoken in the bathroom, but cannot be used in the context of calling someone poo or saying they smell like pee - that kind of thing.

He loves using these forbidden words, and so we got into the routine of letting him use them just around us when he's in the van. (I'm not saying we let him use words like the "f word" in the car) So yesterday he told me he made "stupid pie". I knew this had to be the use of a forbidden word.

So, I said

"Matthew, are you allowed to say stupid at daycare?"
His voice took on the tone of a very annoyed teenager and he said "Yes, Mommy of course I can. It's only a bad word if my teachers hear it."

I'm not sure the bad word concept has really stuck.

At least he's smart.

We also got his report card from swimming lessons. It was pretty neat. He's graduated to the next level (that would be small fry 2) and he's beginning to master the basics of swimming. I guess I'll be pulling out my maternity bathing suit more than I had planned on.


On another topic, today I have some tests/meetings for this pregnancy. Wish me luck. I've kept pretty quiet about them because I'm not terribly worried, and I know everything will be fine. But, at the same time, I'm kind of nervous. So .... wish me luck!


AndreAnna said...

"Stupid pie" - Ha! That cracks me up!

Naomi (Urban Mummy) said...

Ahh...the bad words. This is starting here too, where we hear "you a bad boy" over and over again. Ugh.

And good luck with the tests.

Her Bad Mother said...

WB would loooove stupidpie.

Her Bad Mother said...

And, PS, good luck with your tests. I know the anxiety. xoxo

Laural Dawn said...

I asked Matthew what stupid pie tastes like - in case anyone was wondering, it tastes like Poo. Yummy