Sticks & Stones


Scorch has always been a verbal kid- he talked early and often. There are times I wonder why we even bothered to teach him to talk since he never, ever takes a breath any more.

He told me the other day that since he’s 4 and in school now, he should be able to now say “bad words.” So far his list of bad words includes “stupid,” “dumb” and “holy shoot.” No dice as far as I’m concerned.

Honestly, I don’t have much of a problem with him telling me something is stupid or dumb- but I’m worried he’s not mature enough to get why he can’t use those same words to describe a person. As for “holy shoot,” he draws out the “sh” sound and it sounds alarmingly like he’s going to say “holy shit.” And that I’d have a big, big problem with.

Thankfully now, the worst word that comes out of Bean’s mouth is “no.” I have a feeling that child will be a bit more creative in her choice of language when the time comes. 😉


About Heather

I adore my family, writing, books, cats, lazy mornings in bed, and chocolate. I'll never say no to breakfast for dinner, long talks with friends and lazy summer days at the pool with family. My life is often crazy, always awesome and one I'm so happy to be living! My side hustle is editing and proofing work. Find out more at

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