Thursday, April 26, 2007

bad words

My six-year-old daughter drew me aside the other day.

"Mummy, I know I shouldn't have but I taught Ben some bad words. I told Ben about the 's' word and the 'h' word."

I was perplexed. The 's' word I could figure out, although I was a little surprised to realise Laura was familiar with it (I'm no saint, but I try to curtail my swearing when my kids are around. Dammit! Bother! and Bugger! - if I'm really upset - are my catchcries these days). But what was the 'h' word? What new swear-word was this?

I asked Laura what these words were. She squirmed, she wiggled, she beseeched me, "Don't make me say them Mummy. They're bad words."

"C'mon", I coaxed. "Just whisper them in my ear then."

Laura eyed me warily for a moment. Suddenly deciding in my favour, she nodded, and leant towards me as I bent down to her pigtailed head. In a rush of warm little girl breath, she murmured damply in my ear,

"Shush up and hush up!"

15 comments:

thisisme said...

Ooooh, wash her mouth out now!!

susan said...

Oh the innocence! If only it lasted...

enjoy!

T. said...

Oh dear, you'd best keep her away from me and my potty mouth.

I'd corrupt her in a heart beat.

Remiman said...

Jelly,
So very very precious. Goll dang it can't ya teach that kid some decent profanity? ;-)
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Sandy said...

Laura is such a sweet child...I can't believe that she taught Ben such bad words. hehehe

Kids are so cute at this age.

Alipurr said...

that is soo funny!

mackeydoodle said...

She surely deserved a kiss on the forehead, right then & there.

John Cowart said...

Is't there a law against teaching little kids words like that?

shellyC said...

KNowing me I would have said "So you taught your brother the word Shit - but I cannot work out the second one"

Too Precious!! Your daughter not me!!

Puss-in-Boots said...

How cute! Bless her little cotton socks...aren't kids priceless?

TUFFENUF said...

I love it! I wish I could say that shush & hush were the only bad words that I ever said - but I curse like a pirate! Laura's innocence makes me smile!

Kerri said...

Out of the mouths of babes....comes never-ending entertainment and amusement. Don't they just make you smile :)
That's such a sweet story Jelly. Your little girl is precious. xox

meggie said...

Oh the sweet innocence. If only we could preserve it forever.

Heather said...

*mbmbmbmbm*

I have so many inappropriate comments at my fingertips. Because I love you, I am not posting them. :-D

Princess Banter said...

Hahahahah -- that actually caused me to laugh out loud while at work. Such a precious little girl :) Loved it!