Speaking of "naughty" words--which is really not at all what I was speaking of but whatever--our children are not allowed to say butt, fart, or pee. This is fine with Matthew. He doesn't say much of anything. I just asked Garrett if he even knows what the word fart means and he looked at me, with a sheepish face, and said, "It's a toot. Someone at preschool told me." I just happen to think that these three words sound crass coming out of the mouths of tiny kids. Don't get me wrong, I understand that I'm in the major minority when it comes to the word pee. Even the doctor calls it that. Also, this particular banned word caused problems when Garrett was learning his letters and I could not understand why, in the world, he was giggling hysterically every time he named the letter that comes after O. I had to explain that the letter P is acceptable but that, in our house, we don't like the word pee when referring to going to the bathroom or, as we say here, going potty.
I know. I'm crazy. Am I the only mom who thinks that when a three-year-old says pee, butt or fart they suddenly sound like a ten or eleven-year-old? Am I the only one who absolutely hates the word pee in general? I mean, honestly. Etymologically speaking, pee is the euphemistic abreviation of piss and I am certainly not going to let my child run around saying that. Although, to be fair, etymologically speaking, potty is slang for chamber pot.
So, although this post was supposed to be about my oldest son's bottom and my youngest son's neck, it's turned into a post about Doozleberry family "naughty" words. Weigh in.
Update: Well, forget the poll. It's scolding everyone and not recording people's votes...at least not that I can tell. If you have a strong opinion, share it in the comments section.