Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Hot damn! or You just can't make this stuff up

Bubba is quite the swimmer. He was bobbing around in the 10 foot section of the pool and then yelled in a loud irritated voice: "How come I can only dog paddle? When will I be able to paddle like a human?!?!"


Bubba stepped on some pavement with bare feet. He jumps off and then says proudly: "That's really hot...damn hot!"

I thought maybe I had heard him wrong: "What did you say?"

"Uh, 'damn hot'. That means it's really hot. See? Touch it. It's really hot, so it's damn hot!"

Me, pondering if I should just let it be or make it a teaching moment: "But you shouldn't say that. It's not a nice word."

Bubba, completely puzzled: "'Really hot' is not OK to say?"

Me, repeating the offending word: "No, 'damn' is a word only adults can say."

Bubba, even more confused: "Why can't kids say 'damn'? Why can't kids say 'damn' if it means 'really hot'?"

Sigh... damned if I know.


Niksmom said...

Damn, your boy is hysterical!

Stimey said...

You're right. It's a damn good question.

Shephali said...

I agree with Niksmom -- damn, your boy IS hysterical. And damn, woman, you tell the story well. This one made me chuckle at my desk!