Friday, August 11, 2006

Word Choice

The boys were rough-housing a bit last night and finally Jack got exasperated and shouted, "Nathan, stop acting like an idiot!"

Wow. Idiot. Not a fan of that word - at least when it's shouted at one of my children (even if it is one of my children doing the idiotic thing). So I shouted back from the other room, "Hey! We don't call each other idiots!"

Jack responded, very matter-of-fact, "I didn't call him an idiot. I said he was acting like an idiot."

And I had no response for that...

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