Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Dirty words.

Recently, after church, Boy Child climbed into the back of the car looking very forlorn.

I asked him what was the matter and he looked down and muttered,

"I said a bad word at church".

Immediately my heart began to race because I was assuming the Boy referred to someone as a douchenugget or an assfaced whore or something. Not that I would have any idea where he would hear such things or anything. But still.

So, swallowing hard, I asked him:

"What did you say?"

He sighed and his eyes filled with tears.

"I said Catholic".

Relief flooded my veins. Along with hysterical laughter. I kept the laughter inside though and concentrated on the relief.

"Catholic is not a bad word honey," I told him.

Jason was having more trouble keeping the hysterical laughter in check, but he did manage to reassure the boy that it wasn't a bad word and he would tell him all about what being Catholic means later.

We rode in silence for a moment and I heard Boy Child say to Girl Child,

"I'm glad I didn't say ass!"

Me too Boy Child. Me too.


Anonymous said...

Seriously. Your kid cracks me up.


Patience said...

I don't know . . . catholic may be a bad word to some people!

CPA Mom said...

Hmmm...as a Catholic myself, I have to ask what made him think Catholic is a bad word?

Angie said...

Oh my Good Lord Baby Jesus, that made me laugh!

I remember, when Edison was in 3rd or 4th grade, he came home and said that one of his friends had said the "S" word at church.

After a little investigating, we got him to admit that the "S" word was SEXY. :)

Jenski said...

I was skimming my reader for some funny stuff and knew from "Dirty words" this was going to be a good story from the beginning!

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

Next time, he needs to put "Catholic" and "ass" together in a sentence. The two negatives will cancel each other out, make a positive, and he's free and clear.


EE said...

I love Boy Child!!!

PaintedPromise said...

LOL!!!!! seriously!!!