Saturday, January 23, 2010
and finally, with all their empty-eyed staring at us, or guess-out-loud-yelling: "BAKING PAN!", "CAKE!", "CAKE PAN!","Bŭ-TRAY!" We usually then share a moment of i guess that mighta been a tough one while the kids sit there wondering why we're cracking each other up over the word "bundt". They'd never heard it before.
This week was the sound "da" as in: dance, dangle, dad, dandruff.
Two of our more curious boys sat at the this particular work station during Language Arts and one of them asked me why they couldn't use the word "damnit", because that worked too.
D: and it was up there before but Miss P. crossed it out 'cuz she said it was a swear word
ME: well, it is a swear word
O: (perfectly innocent O.) you mean like the word 'stupid'?
ME: no, worse than that
D: you mean like the word 'fat'?
O: you mean like the word 'idiot'?
ME: worse than that, and D, 'fat' isn't actually a swear word
D: yes it is, like if you call someone 'fat'
ME: well, 'fat' is an insult, 'damnit' is a straight-up swear word
O: you mean like 'fuck'?
ME: yes, O, just like that
That cleared it all up!