My Convertible Life

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The F-Word

This is the conversation I had with Junius last night... as if I needed another reason to love him.

Junius [stage whispering]: Mom... I have a secret to tell you. But you can't tell anyone.

Me [stage whispering back]: Okay, what is it?

J [reaching up to my ear]: When I was upstairs this morning, I heard Pippi use the F-word.

Me [trying not to blanche]: Um, really? Uh, which F-word would that be, buddy?

J [looking concerned and glancing around to be sure no one is listening]: She said... "fart."

Me [now trying not to laugh]: Oh, right, "fart." Of course. Well, you're right -- that's not a polite word to say to other people. But it's okay if she says it at home alone.

J [relieved]: Okay, I just didn't know.


  1. Reminds me of the time when a student reported that another student had used the "s-word." Of course several words crossed my mind. The "s-word" they were referring to was "stupid."

  2. Ben says "stupid" is the "s-word" too. I try so hard not to smile.

  3. LOL - I needed this good laugh today!!!

  4. Aw, I love this. I love that he was visibly relieved. Like his sister's soul is now safe again or something.

    Whenever I tell L that S is watching and learning from him, he gets concerned and says "But sometimes I say 'stupid' and I'm not supposed to. Is she going to learn to say 'stupid'?"

  5. that's awesome!!! Let's hope he always thinks that's the worst f-word there is :-)


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