We spell words around our house.
It’s our secret adult language.
We spell bad words like, D-I-C-K-H-E-A-D and A-S-S.
We spell words that I don’t want the kids to say like S-T-U-P-I-D and D-U-M-B and F-A-T.
We spell words that we don’t want the kids to pick up on like, B-A-T-H and W-A-L-K
We do this so often at our home that I often spell words in public and do not realize that I am doing it.
It’s not unheard of for me to be talking to a co worker and when they ask me what I am doing for the weekend, I will answer with, ” Umm, probably take the kids to the P- DOUBLE O-L.”
Recently, I was at a friends house without my two children, but her kids were there. She was telling me an awful story about an incident at work with her boss. I was disgusted and shocked.
“O-M-G! ” I shouted. ” What a D-O-U-C-H-E!”
Her ten year old son looked at me and said, ” Why do you keep spelling words?”
“Sorry, it’s a habit.” I laughed.
Then he looked at his Mom, and said, “Why did she call your boss a douche?”