So without further ado....the conversation that took place upon leaving the parking lot at church today. (Thank heaven we were in the car leaving church before it happened.)
Andrew: Mom, Ethan is in his car seat without his seat belt on.
Ethan: No I emnent. (that's Ethan redneck speak for -- no I am not)
Andrew: Yes you are.
Ethan: You Dumb***
Andrew: Mom, Ethan just called me a Dumb***
Mom: Andrew, don't repeat it. Ethan, we don't ever say that word. Do you understand? (covering my face and trying to stifle my laughter-- I promise I did not teach him this one and don't know where he got it!)
Grandma Dixie: (she's visiting us this week- great timing kids) What did he say?
Mom: Where did you hear that Ethan?
Grandma: What did he say?
Andrew: he called me a Dumb***.
Mom: Andrew, I said don't repeat that word. I'd better never hear it again, you understand me?
Grandma: (turning to me again) I didn't hear, what did he say that was so bad?
Mom: Andrew! spelling is not acceptable either!
Andrew: Well, that's what Ethan called me.Mom: enough!-- We're going home and filling both your mouths with soap--the liquid kind that tastes really bad.
Andrew: Hey Ethan, want to play the quiet game and when we get home I'll see who wins?
Please don't stop reading yet.....for I am not as bad of a mother as I had thought!
In my writing of this post I dared accuse Colonel Mustard of teaching the offensive word...he vehemently denied it, and came in a few minutes ago with the answer..... THE SCRIPTURES!
You see, Andrew always reads, and a few weeks ago he read this scripture:
"...and exercise authority over them; and began to put heavy burdens upon their backs, and drive them as they would a dumb***."
Now who here really thinks this went unchecked by a six year old? Yes...now I remember it....very clearly. It was a giggle fest, and two boys now feel justified! Hey, it was in the scriptures right???
Wow, I feel so much better. Next time they say it, I won't even flinch. I'll just blame it on a dead prophet, and my great parenting skills that lead them to the reading of such high quality material!
Phewh...... off the hook... this time.