Sunday, October 03, 2010

if he says "sh*t," then I'll take responsibility, but this time it wasn't me

I'm not sure where Gabe heard it, but we've had some episodes of him saying the word "stupid". It has been a totally incorrect usage, although one time he did call his sister a "stupid dog," but he said it in an affectionate tone. Almost as if he thought it was a term of endearment. Anyway, regardless of the usage, I've made it clear that it isn't a nice word, and is totally unacceptable.

Last night, we were getting ready for bed and he was playing with some little figurines, and one of the men referred to his toothbrush (I know, random) as stupid.

Me: What did you say?

Gabe: I didn't say it, the man did.

Me: Did you say stupid?

Gabe: The man said it, not me.

Me: Remember when we talked about how stupid isn't a nice word and we don't say it?

Gabe: (exasperated) I told you, it was the man.

Me: Well, the man is going to have to go away for a while if I hear that again. We don't say stupid, it isn't nice. It isn't a word we use.

Gabe: I'll talk to the man about it. I'll let you know what he says.


Knit and Purl Mama said...

I spelled out F-U-C-K the other day (go read my Friday's blog post) and Sean repeated it. I almost died. I need to stop calling the cat stupid. Sean repeated that about a week later and said "The stupid cat is on the counter again"....


Can't say anything anymore, I hear you!

liz said...

Sounds like a good discussion!

stacy said...

LOL tooo funny Gabe! lol
Thats on my list of no no words too.

BabyMac said...

Daisy started saying stupid too and it is really NOT OK with me. Such a nasty word when you hear someone so innocent say it isn't it?

Thankfully we have just moved house because we lived in the city and had no parking just on street parking. Of which there were NEVER any. Ever. I am ashamed to say that when we got to our street and there wasn't one she would look at me with those beautiful 3 year old baby face and say "is it a for fucks sake Mummy?" Um. Yes, yes it is.

Anonymous said...

I must be old because I don't get what is so wrong with this word. It's a very mild word. My son said the R word and was told in no uncertain terms never to use that word again(he is older and got that from school, not from home) but stupid is a word I've used all my life and still do and I don't get what the big deal is with this word?

{K} said...

haha how cute!

Anonymous said...

We've had to have discussions about "stupid", "damn it", and (of all things) "little bastard".


My dad cusses like a sailor although he reserves it for inanimate objects and drivers (obviously not ideal, but better than using it on people). I have a foul mouth, too and have a very hard time censoring myself.

It's shameful.