Wednesday, August 3, 2011

The Word Patrol...

These are tough times that we are living in!  Nothing seems to be censored on radio or television anymore, and the language that one hears out in public these days is just plain filth most of the time, too. 

As a result, Maddie's parents are having to work "over time" to make sure she doesn't pick up any foul language from all of these outside sources.  They are doing a great job, and have made quite an impression on Maddie.

Now keep in mind, that none of us close to Maddie curse, so that hasn't been an issue, but one word that some of us tend to use sometimes is the word "stupid".  Madison's mama has taught her not to say "stupid" because she says it doesn't sound nice. 

Unfortunately, sometimes us older folks (MiMi and E) tend to slip up and use the word "stupid" to refer to things that "bug" us from time to time--like our politicians, mosquitoes, gnats, the south Georgia heat, and other pests!  You know, it's funny, the older we get, the more things seem to bug us!  We seem use that word quite a bit some days.
 
We have recently dubbed Maddie our little "word patrol". She is quick to remind us if we slip up and say the "S word"!  Thank goodness, our "bad word" vocabulary is pretty limited--and thank goodness for our little "word patrol"!


Tammys Two Cents

2 comments:

LC said...

Hooray for parents and grandparents work to instill "word civility" in their little ones, both by training and example. From what bombards us every day, such effort is not a priority for the majority of parents.

Bless your little word patrol!

Chloe said...

That's great that she knows that word shouldn't be said. :) I'm your newest follower from the hop. :)