Banning Words from My Home
As parents, we all have standards for what words may be used in our homes around our children, and then as our children get older, we set standards for the language they use. I remember using the word “bottom” instead of “butt” until one day when my son was about two I gave up on that Victorian decorum and went all Sponge Bob on my family. Now butt is far more likely to appear than bottom, but heiny still makes the occasional rounds. “Crap” still hasn’t seen the light of day around these parts, but “darn’ and “crud” slip out from time to time along with “hate,” a word that I, of course, hate.
But what about words that aren’t cuss words or dirty words or even not-so-nice-and-shouldn’t-be-said-in-front-of-Grandma words?
The other night I had finally had enough and decided to ban the word “yebut” from my home. I simply could not take hearing it from either child even one more time. Not familiar with the word? Let’s take a look at it in context…