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Friday, September 17, 2010

Two Conversations

"Mommy, I promise never to say the S-word again" proclaimed Sophia, as we walked out to the car.

"What's the S-word?"  (I was pretty sure I knew, but I was just making certain.  You never know what kids are thinking, after all!)

"You know!  St...oo..."

"Stupid?"

"Yes!  That's the S-word, Mommy.  And we shouldn't say it, right?"

"Right.  It isn't a very nice word."

Later, while I was driving with Sophia and Chloe in tow...

"Mommy, I decided that movies are bad for you" proclaimed Chloe.

"Oh yeah?  Why is that?"

"Because they just fill your mind up with that stuff."

"What stuff?"

"Movie stuff!  Your mind just gets filled up with movies, and then there's no room for math and reading.  So I decided I'm not going to watch movies anymore!"

Sophia looked at her sister as if she had grown another head and said, "You're never not going to watch movies again? Ever?"

"Nope!"

"Well that's S-word."

30 comments :

  1. Oh I LOVE it!!! They have such interesting minds, don't you think! Love 'em!

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  2. Ha! That's funny. We had the S word and the Sh word at our house when the kids were smaller. The Sh word was Shut-up.

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  3. this girl is wise beyond her years!

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  4. I admire Chloe's idea, but I'm with Sophia on this one:)

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  5. Very cute. And your kids are definitely NOT S-word.

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  6. Hahahaha! Oh man I love that little miss sassy pants!

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  7. Excellent! (I'm with Sophia, though. There's no way I could give up my movies.)

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  8. LOl - love it! Well, that's S-word! Gonna use that at least 3 times today just for good measure

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  9. Well, that is one smart 4 year old, lol. The 7 year old is pretty wise too.

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  10. LOVE it! We don't say the "S" word either.

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  11. You have some smart girls, Lara. ;) I think I could use a little movie-dejunking now and then. Maybe replace it with some tunes.

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  12. we don't like the "S" word either... children can be so amazing and profound. wow, thanks for the deep thoughts from your sweet girls :) (and the great laugh!)

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  13. HAHAHAHAHAHA! Gotta love 'em.

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  14. So very funny. I love that you wrote this down, because ten years from now, when you would have forgotten, you'll read it back and love it all over again!

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  15. GAAAAHHHH!!! HAHAHAHAHH!! Seriously! That's the only way to type what I just did!! So hilarious.

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  16. HAHA! Love it! So the other night Kelley bursts into tears out of nowhere, right before bed...."I miss CHLOE!!!!" We miss you too...getting new neighbors today....but I'm sure they can't be as cool as you :(

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  17. She won't say the s-word, she'll say "s-word" instead. That's cute. And that Chloe is a smartie!

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  18. I'm going to find myself giggling about this one at random times all day. crack me up!

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  19. A few years ago my young son was overheard telling his younger cousin not to say stupid, which was "the baddest of all the bad words"

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  20. Your girls are adorable! So great that you wrote down their conversation.

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  21. I know I've never met her, but I love that kid! And very observant on Chloe's part too! :-) :-) :-)

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  22. What a smart little girl to come up with the movie thing on her own. Wow, I am impressed! And what a funny conversation!

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  23. I have the worst potty mouth around, really, it's bad. I blame my parents. But my kids? They have all kinds of potty words, too, including the "p" word (guess...) and others I won't mention for lack of time and stuff.

    I'll just say this, my kids keep my mouth clean.

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  24. Hilarious! I'm a terrible, frequent user of that particular S-word, and once when I slipped and said it in front of my then 3-year-old niece's presence, she took me by the hand and led me to Time Out. Even though it was all I could do to keep from laughing, I served my Time Out thoroughly—she was right!

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  25. LOL!! Sophia sounds like a crack up!

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  26. My kids once told on a kid for using the Sh-word in our house. Turns out his (and my) idea of the Sh-word was not the same as my kids and once we ironed out the differences, things calmed down a little. Some people don't mind saying shut-up after all.

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