I’ve set a somewhat strict bar for my kids when it comes to “bad” words and name calling. It started when four year old Maile watched Spongebob and repeated the word “stupid”.
She tried to tell me she was talking to the wall, but she appeared to be looking directly at her sister when she said it.
I couldn’t prove that she wasn’t actually talking to the wall so I let it go, but I made it clear that calling each other names is not kind and not acceptable…just in case it was her sister she was looking at.
And it stuck!
They don’t call each other stupid, but they do call each other things like “Grandpa” and “chelsea” and “crydiaper.”
The other day Kainoa was all, “Mom? You know buns are a booty? Maile and Laina call me BUNboy. I don’t like that.”
And I was all, “Girls, stop calling your brother Bunboy.”
And they were all, “We were talking to the wall.”
I couldn’t prove they weren’t actually talking to the wall so I let it go.
In this house name calling is unacceptable…unless you’re talking to a wall. Those things are just ASKING for trouble!