Tuesday, January 19, 2010


Lately, the little monkey has been using "adult words" and it has me quite upset. The words aren't the ones you think they are, but every time I hear them, I cringe.

The words I am referring to are "psycho" and "stupid". The big monkey's friends used the word "psycho" once and the little monkey just latched on to it. She uses it
in the correct context, but to me its a "mean" word.

The word "stupid" is more difficult to curtail - because it is everywhere. One of the monkeys' favorite songs is "I Will Survive" by Gloria Gaynor. Their favorite line - "I should have changed that STUPID lock". They also love the song "Stupid Girl". That word is such a regular part of society today that it becomes almost impossible to explain to a 5 year old that it is an inappropriate word.

Now I just have to go find a bar of soap - it doesn't have the same effect when you pump some soap in to your hand, lather up, and THEN stick the soap in to her mouth ;)


Suzy said...

I use stupid but only when it's attached to inanimate objects, like the GG song.

But I do not allow anyone to call anyone else stupid. And here in L.A. that's pretty hard.

Lucy said...

I have to admit that stupid and psycho are apart of our lives and I haven't tried to stop them, worse I probably am a culprit of perpetuating them but you are correct they are not nice words.