profanity1This week we were playing around giggling with Landon where we often fall down the toilet humor bandwagon. He is a 5 yr old boy. Boogers, farts, poop…it’s all comedy gold. He calls arm pit farts “chicken farts” and it’s pretty much the funniest thing ever when he tries. Smelling his own stinky feet is a special kind of cackle. I have accepted this. It’s really harmless. We try to make sure he isn’t being rude with his words and roll with the rest.

Until yesterday when I jokingly said “stop scratching your butt”, he said “mommy, butt is a potty word and we don’t say that”. Ummmmm since when? You told me “mom I’m going to put my butt on you” at bedtime last night, I’m pretty sure. He never mentioned it again and I am pretty sure he said it later but it kinda pissed me off.

Butt is not a “bad word”. I am open to everyone’s thoughts on these kinds of parenting dilemmas but really? Butt? It is a shortened form of the ACTUAL THING. Why is this a thing? I’ve been at the park to hear the parent say “well SOME people let their kids say it”.  Yup. That would be me. Ruining America…one butt at time.

They are just words. As the adults, we have decided words have bad connotations. This isn’t calling someone an asshole or dropping C bombs on people. Once again, we don’t want rude words (no matter curse words or not) to make a person feel bad but my kid saying “I fell and hit my butt”? Yeah I don’t see it.

The grown ups have to make their own stance. I get it. Some curse (HAND IN THE AIR) and some don’t. I don’t in front of the kids and I’ve never heard either of them say one mistakenly (that’s right, all you commenters giving me shit about all my cursing…I keep it in check :P). But even with that, I often ponder “why do we decide words are bad?” My kid says “rats” compared to “damn”. Why do I really care? what is the ultimate difference besides society has dubbed it a “bad” word.

What are your thoughts on “bad words” and will this change in the future (new words added, getting comfortable with old)?



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First fact, I need to blog more. If I am heading a blog program for a corporation, guess I should get back to my roots…errrr something.

But let’s face it, I am stupid busy so I am going to start small. Some facts, some questions for y’all and some things from the week.

IMG_0131Fun Facts About Me

  1. I am right-handed and left eye dominant. This week we found Landon is naturally batting left-handed even though he is right-handed. A left eye dominant trait. C’mon switch hitting.
  2. I love decorating for Halloween more than any other holiday.
  3. When I was 5, I threw a fit in a chair and got tangled in a phone cord and fell. I hit my eye on the corner and got a giant shiner. So clearly, I was the perfect 5 year old. #karma
  4. I used to call my Grandma Marie “Grandma Re”. Ollie has a teachers named Maria and he calls her “Ria” and it makes me smile.
  5. I love the feel of elastic. I used to love when it would fray on waistbands as a kid and I would just rub it as a comfort thing.

Questions (pick one and comment)

  1. What is your favorite go-to YouTube video of all time?
  2. If you were one of the cast of The Office, who would you be?
  3. What’s something that made you laugh today already?
  4. Where do you hide your “adult paraphernalia” in your house with kids?

Things that Made Me Laugh this Week

 Down with the Bento-box Fad

Why haven’t you had kids yet?


How was your week?


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Problem with starting school a mere 2 weeks after turning 5 means I am all out of feels. It was preschool graduation and then leaving his teachers. I kinda process it all together (oh yeah and then my small one turned 2 and left his class and I started a whole new job after 10 years). […]

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Lando, Yesterday you turned 5. Whoa. Just whoa. You are so awesome. You really are. For the few times you make me want to run from the house screaming, you redeem it with your loving spirit and comedic timing. You love Legos and hate to lose. You despise lemon on things and ask for plain Kale. […]

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