*warning: this post may contain traces of swear words
He said it with that little waiver in the middle of the world that lets me know he is about to something profound…. or terrible.
“Mum… is poop a swear word?”
I hid my goofy grin and wondered where this conversation would go.
“Well, not really, it’s just another word for poo, and everyone poos. But I guess it depends how you use it.”
“Like if I said Zoe was a poop head, then it would be a swear word… right?”
“Yes” I said “Plus it’s not ok to call people names.”
He thought for another moment, head cocked to one side, then he did it again…
“Mu-um… is ‘horrible’ is a swear word?”
“Horrible?… no horrible just means not nice.”
“But what if I called Zoe ‘horrible’, then it would be a swear word.”
“No… that’s just mean” I said.
“So how do I know what is a swear word?” He asked, all serious like.
“Well… a swear word is something that is rude, or that other people may think is rude. It’s a word that might offend someone if you said, even if you didn’t say it about them. It’s a word that is just not nice for people to hear.”
There… I’d summed up swear words to my five year old without actually having to say any, I was rather impressed with my parenting prowess.
“Oooh… like bugger.” He said
“Yes, like bugger”
He thought for a bit longer and said,
“Like bugger and crap”
I was pleased that those were the only swear words he could think up, then he said…
I hid my face in my hands and all I could manage was.. “yes my beautiful angel faced innocent five year boy… all of those words are swear words.”
“Thanks Mum” he said.. and trotted off.
And that is how real life rolls in our house! What does real life look like at your place?
As I was reading through last weeks RLW posts (ahem… apologies for only getting to them yesterday, real life here last week was no electricity them shaped internet at 64kbs!) there was one single line among all the awesome posts that caught my eye…
Maybe clutter it is like married sex: You have to make a date for it. Then do it. And your are so much happier after you’ve done it.
That pearl of wisdom came from Lisa at Life Happens… and you have to pop over and read the entire post to see how she came to that awesome conclusion!
So what pearls of wisdom about real life can you share with us all? What is happening in your life that is so imperfect that it is perfect? All those little moments that make you laugh, or cry, that keep you grounded and remind you how lucky you really are… the real life moments!
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