Wednesday, August 20, 2014
First Day of 3rd and 1st Grades
The other day in the car, they had a long-winded discussion about smokers. It started off as a disagreement about whether a guy they saw driving his car and smoking a cigarette was going to set his car on fire or not. Sam said no, but that smoking makes your teeth ugly.
Why do people smoke? Jo asked.
Because they put stuff in them to make you want it more, said Sam.
But it's bad. People will call you bad names.
Like what, I asked.
I can't say it, said Sam. A bad word.
Oh dear, I said. Now I'm curious.
It starts with a "J."
Josephine said, I don't know any cuss words that start with a J!
Me, either! I said.
Finally he imitated Sean yelling at people in traffic. Josephine exclaimed, oh, I know what he means! "JERK."
Wow, said Josephine. That's the FIRST time I've ever said that word.
I had no idea what to say.
But I'm glad they are still innocent enough that the word "jerk" is a "bad word"...!