something to honk about
This post is rated PG-13 for language.
I am not uptight about vocabulary in our house. My kids are allowed to say swear words at home as long as they are not being mean or disrespectful. They know not to use that kind of language at school or in public for the most part. We do avoid music and videos that have a preponderance of cussing because it just isn’t necessary. We discuss language openly so they will have an understanding that goes beyond just following rules. I just overheard this conversation between my sons who are 8 and 10.
10yo: If you call someone a jackass, you are just calling them a donkey.
8yo: What is the word for a female dog?
10yo: Bitch. And if someone says you are bitching, it means you are whining like a female dog.
8yo: A lot of bad words to call people are just names for animals.
10yo: I don’t even want to know what a fuck is.
8yo: Maybe it’s some kind of a dodo bird.
10yo: *sing-song* Let’s go look at the fucks.
When it comes to kids and colorful vocabulary what is your parenting policy? What about you personally? Are you offended by profanity? Or, like me, not bothered by it at all as long as it is not hurtful? Where do you draw the line?